Empowering rangatahi to achieve their dreams

Crescendo has a vision of empowered NZ Youth with a strong sense of self and the courage to make positive decisions for the future.

Crescendo is a visionary, unique and professional social enterprise that grows a community of young people by giving them access to careers and opportunities within the creative arts.


David Atai
Sound Production
TeOro Web2
Program Delivery
Hire a Band


Point Research Evaluation

The young artists mentored by Crescendo said the Crescendo approach and environment is unique. At Crescendo, they felt valued, loved, trusted and supported to express themselves, create what they want to create and develop as both artists and people… they found Crescendo’s mentors to be inspirational and encouraging and that the mentors boosted their confidence and nurtured their creativity. Community partners, mentors and artists all spoke of seeing improved psychological and emotional wellbeing in young people due to involvement with the Trust.

Janice Spearitt - Teacher

The experience my students had with the trust created a high level of confidence and a willingness to experiment with music that I had previously not seen with my students. Some have continued to work with the Crescendo Trust outside of school hours! I have students who are actively seeking opportunities in the music industry because of the inspiration, encouragement and the relationship that the trust built with them.