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.
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.
In 2018 these concerts will take place at 4 pm on December 2 (Chicago) and at 7 pm on December 16 (Oberlin).
The community comes together not only to enjoy and participate in beautiful music-making, but to generously support a local ministry.
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 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 has organized Make Music Cleveland since 2016, 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.