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STUDENT NAME: Joshua   Joshuas’ Story Before Crescendo Josh is 16 years old and is from Titirangi/Glen Eden in West Auckland. He was referred to Crescendo through Te Kura alternative education. Josh is a keen guitarist and enjoys creating songs and writing about his personal experiences. When he’s not making music on his guitar, he …


Warner Music Scholarship 2022 Update

Warner Music Scholarship Recipients 2022 We’re delighted to confirm our 2 student recipients for the Warner Music 2022 Scholarships.  Rebecca Rice  Kristiyan Kolarski Planning is currently underway to work out how they will best use the scholarships to thrive in their future music careers.  Rebecca and Kristiyan are very grateful for the scholarships and had …

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STUDENT NAME: LUCA Luca lives on the North Shore of Auckland and has been grateful for the opportunity to join Crescendo’s Te Ara (The Way) programme this year as he is moving away.  When youth music mentor Dave asked him about what brought him to the Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa he kindly shared his journey.  “I wanted …


Te Kaha Students With Crescendo Music Mentor

Te Kaha Press Release October 2022

Crescendo To Empower Rangatahi in Bay Of Plenty News Release 18 October 2022 In smaller communities across Aotearoa, rangatahi do not have the same level of access to the arts, and exposure to relevant opportunities can be limited.   Tāmaki Makaurau based Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa have developed a new pilot programme specifically for the …

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JACK: TE URUNGA GRADUATE Jack is 19 years old and just completed Crescendo’s Te Urunga (The Entrance) programme in June. Jack lives in South Auckland and enjoys most music on the radio, particularly hip-hop, reggae and gospel. He’s mostly inspired by NZ musicians – people from similar backgrounds and lifestyle to him making music. After …


New Partnership with the School of Audio Engineering

We have recently formed an exciting new partnership with the School of Audio Engineering Institute (SAE) which sparks a bright future for the rangatahi of Tāmaki Makaurau. The partnership will increase major opportunities for the development and growth of SAE students as well as our Crescendo mentors and students. Crescendo will provide guest lecturers at …

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Crescendo Studio Social Impact Hub

Crescendo Studio’s name for our social impact hub is Te Urunga: Entranceway to the Future.  We have a large vision that collaborates with complementary organisations to build a network for our rangatahi and serves their whole person.  We envisage Crescendo Studio’s social impact hub as a thriving all-inclusive community environment that is in service of …

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