November Newsletter

You might not think that a summer program would be doing much in November, but it's one of our busiest months. We're so excited that we've laid the framework for next month's Messiah performances, summer chamber music program, orchestral week in Chicago, and mission trips!

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October Newsletter

I’d like to extend my personal thanks to everyone who made September 2018 a very gratifying month at Credo. The Credo family is filled with amazing people — it is a joy and honor to be in relationship with each of you!

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Annual Fund Drive with Matching Gift!

In celebration of the past, and looking to the future, the Credo board has personally committed a Twenty Year, $20,000 Challenge fund — doubling the impact of every dollar you give now, up to $20,000. Can we count on you?

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Summer News / September Newsletter

We have launched into a celebration of 20 amazing years of Credo — there are so many stories to tell! In July and August we experienced the joy and wonder of the 20th Credo program and some pretty awesome alumni accomplishments!

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Join us in Chicago this week!

This week a select group of Credo students participate in Credo Festival Orchestra week in Chicago! The students are staying in the heart of Chicago, two blocks west of Magnificent Mile, and rehearsing in the beautiful Fine Arts Building.

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Credo 2018 Slideshow

It has been a whirlwind of a summer here at Credo! We hope you have been following along on our facebook page to see the latest updates. Over the weekend we had the Credo Oberlin Finale concerts and they were fantastic! On Saturday we were sad to say goodbye to our 3-week session students who headed home after the finale concert. While our three weeks in Oberlin went by presto, the impact of these experiences and friendships will be felt for many weeks, months and years to come.

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Become a Friend of Credo this summer!

Friends of Credo is a new program for 2018 which builds meaningful connections with our community. There is no cost to join. As a friend you have free access to all Credo concerts in Oberlin this July and special invitations to connect with Credo students throughout the festival. 

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Credo to host Make Music Day in Cleveland on June 21 - register now!

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music on the summer solstice, returns to Northeast Ohio for the third time on Thursday, June 21, and everyone is invited to participate!  Cleveland joins over 70 U.S. cities in 31 states, in addition to the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut and 800 cities in 120 foreign countries – in what has become a worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people. Credo is taking the lead in organizing Make Music Cleveland, and we'd love for you to take part!

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Volunteers needed this summer

Curious about what it's like to volunteer for Credo? Here's a word from one of our loyal Service Day drivers Rick Klingshirn: “Imagine driving your car with 4 or 5 student musician passengers who, having just recently met each other,  talk and laugh the entire ride to the next stop, whether it be the local food bank, a performance at a hospice house, senior citizen home, or other destination…”

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Credo Shirt Day: 4.8.18

Spring is here! And you know what that means, don't you? CREDO SHIRT DAY! Not that you need an excuse to have Credo reunions (Creunions anyone?), but here's one just the same. Credo Shirt Day is coming! So grab your Credo shirt when you go home for spring break, start planning your Creunions wherever you are, and start thinking about how to get your cat to sit still while you take a photo of her in your Credo t-shirt.

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More than a summer program

When alumni think of Credo, many picture the warm days they spent in Oberlin rehearsing, performing, doing service projects, and singing hymns while enjoying the bonfire in Tappan Square. One of the things I love most about Credo though is that neither its spirit nor its work is limited to Oberlin, or even to the summer months. Even now, as snow swirls outside the Credo office, Credites around the country are living out the Credo mission of developing the gift, acknowledging the source, and responding with service. I’d like to share with you some particularly special ways that this mission has been engaged around the country this winter

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Violins needed for Credo alum starting violin school in Senegal

Credo Alumna Anna Wolle ('12, '15) will move to Senegal (in West Africa) this summer to launch Teranga Strings , a project that will begin with a free summer violin program for forty children in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The children will hail from two existing non-profit organizations: L’Empire des Enfants, which houses sixty formerly indentured servants, and SOS Village d’Enfants, which houses over one hundred orphans.

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Students build, serve and play in hurricane-stricken Texas and Puerto Rico

This January Credo recruited a group of thirteen Oberlin Conservatory students who spent two weeks on campus learning and growing in ways quite familiar: rehearsing chamber music, being coached by members of Oberlin’s faculty, and performing in Kulas Recital Hall. No amount of imagination could have dreamt up the ways these students would continue to learn and grow through unfamiliar means once they took their hard work to Beaumont, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Credo is hiring summer interns

Credo Music is currently hiring for its 2018 summer internship positions. The internship period is from June 4 - July 27 and will take place in Oberlin, OH. The Credo Summer Internship program is a great opportunity for focused students interested in arts management. Credo’s interns are immersed in the day-to-day operations of running a high-level music festival, and will have regular contact with our operations, artistic, and administrative staff, as well as our faculty and students.

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Credo Partners with Oberlin Conservatory for Hurricane-Relief Mission Trips

This month a group of 14 students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music will spend two weeks of intensive chamber music study in Oberlin before heading to Beaumont, Texas and Puerto Rico to serve the communities affected by the devastating hurricanes. They will bring not only music but willing and able hands to help with whatever is needed. The project is a joint effort of Credo Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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Messiah Sing Along Concerts Raise $4500 for Food Pantry & Homeless Shelter

Each year Credo Music begins the Christmas season with two Messiah Sing Along concerts: one in Oberlin and the other in Chicago. The community comes together not only to enjoy and participate in beautiful music-making, but to generously support a local ministry. This year we raised $2500 for the Harmony Food Pantry, a ministry serving the North Lawndale community in Chicago and $2000 for Family Promise of Lorain Country, a ministry serving homeless families in Lorain Country, Ohio.

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