Credo programs

Credo's programming is intentionally built upon our mission statement "Develop the Gift, Acknowledge the Source, Respond in Service". Credo's educational programs go beyond technical development, encouraging students to pursue personal excellence on par with their pursuit of instrument mastery. Credo also presents a variety of community-based programming year-round across the country.

Summer Programs | Alumni REUNIOns | Mission TripsMessiah Sing Along

Summer Programs


Celebrating 20 years of the Credo Program by honoring our two “homes” – Oberlin Conservatory and Chicago. Students from around the world work closely with leading artist-teachers in an atmosphere of meaningful mentorship.


Credo Flute offers the serious musician a training ground to develop artistic and professional skills as they study solo and orchestral repertoire, strategies in audition success, and keys to developing professional vision.


20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

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Credo is thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of developing the source, acknowledging the source, and responding with service throughout our 2018- 2019 Season. You, our alumni are at the heart of why Credo exists, so we want you to be able to join the celebration as completely as you can! Click here to learn more about the alumni reunion you’re invited to attend this summer.

Mission Trips

At various times throughout the year Credo joins with churches and other partner organizations to serve communities around the country. This happens in a variety of ways, including but not limited to music! Click below for information about past trips Credo has taken.

Pictured: Oberlin/Credo students play for school children in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria.


Messiah Sing Along: every December

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.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past December! Our 2018 Messiahs were special and meaningful events all around.

Check back soon for the dates of Credo’s 2019 Messiah performances!

Make Music Cleveland: Annually on June 21

All around the world on June 21, musicians of all ages, abilities, and genres celebrate the international “Fête de la Musique” – Make Music Day. Credo organized Make Music Cleveland from 2016 to 2018, spawning and curating hundreds of performances reaching thousands of people. Partners have included The Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Oberlin Conservatory. We’ve presented concerts in restaurants, concert halls, grocery stores, prisons, major league baseball stadiums, public squares, bus stops – you name it! We look forward to continuing to support and participate in this celebration of the human creative spirit and the power of music to bring people together.