Crescendo & Youth Week 2023


Youth Week is a festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people. It’s celebrated across Aotearoa and this years’ theme is:

Rangatira mō āpōpō? Rangatira i tēnei rā!
Leaders of tomorrow? Leaders for today!

Crescendo whānau are proud to collaborate with the Youth Week Leaders at Ara Taiohi  to launch two exciting initiatives to celebrate NZ Music Month 2023. These initiatives are youth led and give creative rangatahi the opportunity to share their talents.


TikTok Challenge

Join your musical peers in this exciting TikTok challenge featuring exclusive beats from Crescendo’s Dave Atai and multi-award-winning band Nesian Mystik. Let your creativity flow and join the challenge!

Spotify Playlist

Celebrating young Kiwi musicians from around Aotearoa, check out this new playlist exclusively compiled for NZ Music Month featuring new singles from Crescendo graduates Rebecca Rice and October Sewn.