Credo Alumni Achievements 

With more than 1,500 alumni, many serving as members of major American orchestras and on the faculty of top conservatories and universities, Credo has transformed the classical music scene by launching a generation of young musical and community leaders who perform with both musical and heart excellence.

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Notable Awards

Avery Fisher Career Grant

Jack Kent Cooke Award

Rubin Institute Fellow

Sphinx 2017 MPower Artist Grant

Young Steinway Artist

“At Credo, music making is always the top priority, and I felt immensely blessed to be part of something so pure and so good. Credo teaches and encourages each musician to be highly skilled technicians, thoughtful artists, and sensitive collaborative players. But most importantly, it carries the message that music comes from a deeply rooted place in each of us, and that we are capable of expressing joy and sharing our musical message to anyone who listens.”

-Hannah Hammel (2014-2015), Principal Flute, Knoxville Symphony

Chamber Music Competition Winners

Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition - Gold Medal

Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition - Grand Prize

Polish National Chamber Music Competition

Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition

St. Paul String Quartet Competition

Solo Competition - 1st Prize Winners

American Viola Society - Solo Competition

American Viola Society - Excerpt Competition

ASTA National Solo Competition (4 Credo alumni have won this competition)

Professional Orchestra Titled Positions

Akron Symphony

Canton Symphony

Chicago Sinfonietta

Colorado Springs Symphony

Indianapolis Symphony

Knoxville Symphony

Louisiana Philharmonic

Sarasota Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony

Utah Symphony

Johansen International String Competition

Klein Competition

MTNA Solo Competition

National Flute Association Orchestral Excerpts Competition

New South Wales (Australia) Higher School Certificate Music Competition

Ohio Viola Society Competition

Sigma Alpha Iota Competition, Society of American Musicians Competition

Stulberg International String Competition

Walgreens National Concerto Competition

Johansen International String Competition

Klein Competition

MTNA Solo Competition

National Flute Association Orchestral Excerpts Competition

New South Wales (Australia) Higher School Certificate Music Competition

Ohio Viola Society Competition

Sigma Alpha Iota Competition, Society of American Musicians Competition

Stulberg International String Competition

Walgreens National Concerto Competition

Professional Orchestra Placements

Alabama Symphony

Baltimore Symphony

Boston Chamber Orchestra

Boston Symphony

Chattanooga Symphony

Grant Park Symphony

Hong Kong Philharmonic

Houston Symphony

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony

Richmond Symphony

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

San Diego Symphony

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Toledo Symphony

Professional Chamber Music Ensemble Placements

51 Strings

Alaska Quartet

Aleron Trio

Apollo’s Fire

Ars Musica

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Dal Niente

DaVinci String Quartet

Eighth Blackbird

Holland Baroque Society

International Chamber Artists

Kinetic

Kuttner Quartet

Newberry Consort

Oberon Quartet

Samford Quartet

Spektral Quartet

Strada Piano Trio

Thalea String Quartet

Wallfish Band

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“Our world is in desperate need of vibrant young people leading fulfilled lives reflecting true love, which only comes from imitating Christ. Credo is nurturing young musicians to carry that lifestyle into an increasingly secular world. I have been deeply moved by my time with Credo and am so grateful for Peter Slowik’s amazing vision and leadership.”

-John Nelson

Faculty Positions

Biola University

Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland State University

Covenant College

DePaul University

Eastman School of Music

Goshen College

Northwestern University

North Georgia College

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Oklahoma State University

Rice University Shepherd School of Music

Samford University

Sam Houston University

Stony Brook University

Texas Tech University

University of Chicago

University of Virginia

Wheaton College

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Akron Symphony

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Colburn Orchestra

Fort Worth Symphony

Indianapolis Symphony

Milwaukee Symphony

Minnesota Orchestra

Oberlin Orchestra

Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra

Richmond Symphony

South Bend Symphony Orchestra

Utah Symphony

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

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Credo Mission Trips

Over the years, Credo has taken trips around the country to respond with service - not only musical, but with every part of one’s being. Click here to learn more about the mission trips Credo has taken.

Pictured: Students play for people in Puerto Rico who were impacted by Hurricane Maria.