Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Inc.

Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music academy for advanced young musicians in Door County, WI. 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).

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. Our 2017 Academy Sessions are Percussion and Steel Band: June 18th - July 1st, Symphony: July 2nd - 15th and Jazz I: July 16th - 29th, Jazz II: July 30th - August 12th