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, including the annual Messiah Sing Along (in Oberlin and Chicago) and Make Music Cleveland. 

Summer Programs  |  Messiah Sing Along  |  Make Music Cleveland


Summer Programs

June 17 - July 29 (six weeks) 

A tuition-free opportunity for advanced string players at the start of a serious career in music. Two quartets will spend two weeks of intensive study before taking part in the four-week Credo Oberlin festival.

July 1 - 29 (two - four weeks)  

Credo's marquee program takes place at the Oberlin Conservatory over a period of 2-4 weeks. Students from around the globe work closely with leading artist-teachers in an atmosphere of meaningful mentorship. 

July 23 - 28 (one week)  

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



December 3, 2017, 4pm

Join us at the Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL for this favorite holiday tradition. The orchestra will be made up of members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony and Credo alumni. Sing along, or just enjoy the music! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Harmony Food Pantry in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. 


December 10, 2017, 7pm

Now in its 10th year, Credo's Sing Along Messiah in Oberlin has become a favorite holiday tradition. Presented in partnership with the Oberlin Conservatory and the Oberlin College of Religious and Spiritual Life, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Family Promise of Lorain Country


Make Music Cleveland: June 21, 2018

Make Music Cleveland is an all day celebration of music! In 2018, the event returns to our city for the third year. From rock & roll to reggae, hip-hop to opera, musicians of all ages and playing abilities put on hundreds of free concerts, jam sessions, and other exciting events in public spaces throughout the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga, and Lorain counties. All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Become part of a diverse community of musicians and join us in filling the streets and neighborhoods with music. More details to be posted shortly.