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Student Performance Opportunities


Cafés are once or twice per semester on a week night from 6:00-7:300 pm and offer an informal atmosphere for students to try out their most recent material before performing it in more formal settings such as school productions, auditions, recitals, and open mics. We have pizza and age-appropriate beverages so that everyone can have dinner at the studio.


Recitals are end-of-the semester opportunities to perform in a more formal atmosphere complete with professional accompaniment, sound equipment, and lights.

Open Mics

Open mics take place at many venues, but I run one at the Country Tavern and at Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille. They are great performance opportunities for musicians who are on deck to become professionals but aren’t ready to put on their own show. Often professional musicians are also present, performing, and working on their own acts, so it’s a great atmosphere for beginning performers to get their chops. Each one has it’s own set of guidelines, so read up before coming out to perform.

Crescendo Café Spring 2018

Wednesdays, March 21 & May 16
6:00 – 7:30 pm
at Crescendo Music Studio

Spring Recital 2018

Rehearsal – Saturday, June 9, 4:00 – 6:00 pm (open house)
Recital – Sunday, June 10, 4:00 pm

Location TBA

Open Mics

Adults & High School Students are invited to participate in the open mics that I run on many Wednesday nights in the area. See Open Mics for more information.

The Groove: Open Mic for Teens

First Friday of every month, 7:00-9:00 pm

Crescendo Music Loft
5 Old Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 584-2814

Find out more.

Acoustic Open Mic at the Country Tavern

Last Wednesday of every month, 7:30-11:30 pm

704 Long Hill Road
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-9205

Find out more.

Open Mic at Donahue’s Madison Beach Grill

1st & 2nd Wednesdays, 8:30-midnight

1320 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT

Find out more.