Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Inc.

Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music school in Door County, Wisconsin, for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally-known performers and educators during the day, and perform alongside them in concerts at night. Four sessions focus on percussion & steelpan, symphony, and big band jazz (two sessions).

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Wisconsin Public Television


"Percussion at Birch Creek" and "Symphony at Birch Creek" are broadcast concert productions from Wisconsin Public Television featuring the talents of Birch Creek student bands and the Birch Creek faculty Percussion and Symphony ensembles. These productions are to be broadcast in 2015, and were filmed at Birch Creek in June and July of 2014. The episodes will be aired on television as follows:

Percussion at Birch Creek
Wisconsin Public Television: June 1 at 8 pm, June 2 at 2 am, June 3 at 11 pm
Wisconsin Channel: July 17 at 8 pm, July 18 at 5 pm, July 23 at 3 am
Milwaukee Public Television: June 14 at 12 pm, June 19 at 4 am

Symphony at Birch Creek
Wisconsin Public Television: June 8 at 8 pm, June 10 at 11 pm
The Wisconsin Channel: July 17 at 8 pm, July 18 at 5 pm, July 23 at 3 am
Milwaukee Public Television: June 14 at 12 pm, June 19 at 4 am

The two episodes will also be livestreamed here during their respective television premiere dates on June 1 at 8 pm and June 8 at 8 pm.


The Birch Creek Difference


The differences between Birch Creek and other summer music programs around the country are the numerous performance opportunities offered to the students, and the low student:faculty ratio of 2:1, which results in intense and close mentorships.

From mid-June to mid-August, Birch Creek students and faculty are in residence for four two-week instrumental sessions on the historic Birch Creek campus three miles east of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Over the course of the summer, 200 students and 100 faculty members study by day, and at night present 30 concerts in the 100-year-old, 500-seat renovated Dutton Concert Barn. In addition, Birch Creek faculty and students perform a full range of public outreach concerts and other public events scheduled in and around the Door County peninsula.

Click here for our 2015 student brochure.

40 Years of Memories Project

Alumni students and faculty are encouraged to share their Birch Creek memories in celebration of our 40th anniversary in 2015. Please click here to complete a short questionnaire for the compilation, and plan to attend one of the alumuni receptions during the 2015 concert season.

2015 Alumni Renunion Receptions
Percussion & Steel Band - June 19
Symphony - July 3
Jazz I - July 17
Jazz II - Aug. 31

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