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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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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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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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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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Credo's 2018 Summer Program Application is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting online applications for our 2018 summer programs.

Credo's programming is intentionally built upon our mission statement "Develop the Gift, Acknowledge the SourceRespond in Service". Our educational programs go beyond technical development, encouraging students to pursue personal excellence on par with their pursuit of instrument mastery. 

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Help After Harvey: a powerful display of serving others with the gift of music

On Friday September 8, 2017 eighty four musicians took the stage at Severance Hall to allow their gift of music to serve those affected by the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The full orchestra included musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra together with students from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music: 18 Credo alumni and faculty among them.

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