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. Five sessions focus on percussion & steelpan, symphony, big band jazz (2 sessions), and vocal jazz.
The Birch Creek Difference
The difference between Birch Creek and other summer music programs around the country is 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 and one one-week vocal session 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.
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
Vocal Jazz - Aug. 14
Help Support Birch Creek Students
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Heidi Hodges Photography
Professional photographer Heidi Hodges joins Birch Creek every session on Photo Night. Visit her website to view her high-quality images, which can be purchased as prints, digital downloads, note cards, mugs, mouse pads, magnets, tiled mugs, playing cards, puzzles, keepsake boxes and desk organizers.
View 2014 Student Scrapbook Photos at Photobucket
Wisconsin Public Television's "Jazz at Birch Creek"
"Jazz at Birch Creek," a broadcast concert production from WPT featuring the talents of Birch Creek student bands and the Birch Creek Faculty Jazz Orchestra, was filmed at Birch Creek in August 2011. Its premier was aired on Wisconsin Public Television in January 2012 and re-broadcasted throughout the state of Wisconsin and in New York over the past several months. Wisconsin Public Television will re-broadcast the film periodically. Currently there are no scheduled airings of "Jazz at Birch Creek." Check back here for future airings which will be posted as they become available.