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.

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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.

This summer Credo offers unique opportunities to serve others with your music and being, either through hurricane relief in Texas or relational ministry in the Dominican Republic.

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.

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. Join us for this December! The dates for 2018 are:

  • Chicago - December 2 at 4 pm

  • Oberlin - December 16 at 7 pm

The community comes together not only to enjoy and participate in beautiful music-making, but to generously support a local ministry.

20th Anniversary Alumni Events

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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 these opportunities that you can participate in from anywhere on the globe.

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! In 2019 two mission trips are being offered as part of Credo’s summer programming. Click below for information about these trips or to learn more about the trips Credo took in January of 2018.

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

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.