Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Inc.

Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music academy 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).

Door County's Residential Summer Music Academy

Student application materials for 2016 are available now! Visit the apply now page for all 2016 forms.

2016 Concert Tickets are Now Available Online!

Ticket orders for the 2016 concert season are now available. Click Here to view our full summer 2016 concert schedule and order tickets today!

Wisconsin Public Television Videos

"Percussion at Birch Creek," "Symphony at Birch Creek," and "Jazz at Birch Creek" are broadcast concert productions from Wisconsin Public Television featuring the talents of Birch Creek student bands and the Birch Creek faculty ensembles. Symphony and Percussion were broadcast in summer 2015, and were filmed at Birch Creek in June and July of 2014. Jazz was filmed in summer of 2012.

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.

Help Support Birch Creek Students

Online Donations. Safe, secure, easy. Using your credit card, you can make an online donation to Birch Creek any time, any day, and to any area of the Academy you choose.