Egg Harbor, Wis. (October 19, 2022) – Birch Creek Music Performance Center is honored to announce that, for the 19th year, it has received a Creation and Presentation grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board supported by funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Each year, Arts Board grants support Birch Creek’s music instruction for talented high school instrumentalists in jazz, percussion, and symphony genres. During the summer, students and faculty perform public concerts for audiences of thousands. Complimenting the summer academy sessions are fall and winter concerts and free outreach clinics held annually for Door County public school music students through Artists in the Schools.
Arts Board grants are determined by a competitive review process from a panel of Wisconsin experts in dance, music, theater, and education. The grant acknowledges Birch Creek as an organization that offers high quality music education programming with significant local, regional, and statewide impact on the cultural life of Wisconsin.
“Arts Board grants have recognized Birch Creek’s excellence in music education,” noted executive director Mona Christensen. “The Arts Board is a state agency that nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, and supports the arts in education. To be recognized by the state of Wisconsin for the value we provide to our community is an honor.”
Birch Creek Music Performance Center celebrates its 47th year as Door County’s Residential Summer Music Academy in Egg Harbor, WI, 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, Steel Pan & World Music; Symphony, and Big Band Jazz.