Dear Families, Patrons and Supporters:

Please visit this page for news and updates related to health and safety practices at Birch Creek in 2021.

December 2020

At this time, we are planning for a modified 2021 summer season, based on guidelines from the CDC, the American Camp Association and communication with our local public health department.

A modified season may include half capacity enrollment in the Academy sessions and outdoor concerts with socially distanced benches for the audience.

We will implement protocols for mask wearing and hand washing, daily monitoring of camper and staff health, increased ventilation for camper dorms and rehearsal and performance spaces and more, based on guidelines at the time of programming.

Decisions regarding whether or not Birch Creek has a full, on-site academy with public concerts in the barn or if the modified plan is implemented, will be communicated on an ongoing basis throughout the spring and summer.

We appreciate your commitment to Birch Creek and your patience as we navigate through the 2021 season. We are excited to have students, faculty, staff, concertgoers and patrons returning to the campus this summer.

Music Academy News

Summer Academy Sessions 2021 (June 13 – August 7)

Registration for the 2021 Summer Music Academy is now open!

Please note: Birch Creek will be following CDC and local public health guidelines at the time of programming. Programs are subject to change. This website will provide current updates so please check back for the latest news.

2021 Summer Music Academy

Concert News

 The 2021 Birch Creek concert schedule will be posted in March.

Concert Tickets

Adult Programs News

For Adult Band Camp (August 12-15) in 2021, modifications to the typical schedule of band warm-ups, rehearsals, sectionals and masterclasses and ensembles will be made with your health and safety in mind. There will be equal focus on small and large ensembles. Other modifications will include the use of outdoor and larger well-ventilated rehearsal spaces, shorter and more frequent rehearsals and practice sessions, social and performance distancing, masks/face coverings and potentially the use of performance masks and bell covers. Continue to watch this page ( for news and updates.

For the Chamber Music Retreat (August 18-21) in 2021, protocols and plans are still being developed. Check back here for news and updates.

Registrations are being accepted now for both Adult Programs at Birch Creek! Learn more at these links.

Adult Band Camp

Chamber Music Retreat

Volunteer News