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2024 Birch Creek Music Performance Center Summer Jazz Camp



Birch Creek Music Performance Center

3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor, WI


Birch Creek is a residential summer music academy located in the heart of Door County, Wisconsin.


Advanced student musicians entering grade seven through graduating grade 12 flourish in the natural rural setting of the beautiful 40-acre campus, highlighted by the historic Dutton Concert Barn. Birch Creek's Big Band Jazz program offers students a unique learning experience at levels of jazz performance not found in most other jazz programs in America.


Our program gives students an effective combination of experiences to help them master the fundamentals of jazz while establishing professional attitudes by playing side-by-side with some of today's top performers and educators.


The only differences between the Jazz I and Jazz II sessions are the dates and the faculty. The curriculum and performance opportunities are the same, and both sessions are under the guidance of Program Director Jeff Campbell, Chair of the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department at the Eastman School of Music.


Faculty (Faculty are subject to change)


Program Director: Jeff CampbellBand Directors: Gil Wukitsch, Jim Stombres, Steve Sveum, Nic Meyer Saxophone: Scott Burns, David Bixler, Todd Williams Trumpet: Joey Tartell, Lennie Foy, Tanya Darby, Clay JenkinsTrombone: Nelsen Campbell, Clarence Hines, Steve HornePiano: Michael Stryker, Adaron Jackson, Reggie ThomasGuitar: Larry Brown, Rick HaydonBass: Jeff CampbellDrums: Bob Chmel, Dennis Mackrel


Big Band Jazz Sessions and Dates:

Jazz I: July 14 - 27, 2024

Jazz II: July 28 - August 10, 2024


Daily Schedule:

Morning:

Warm up

Big Band rehearsal

Theory class/combo rehearsal


Afternoon:

Master classes

Seminars

Technique classes

Sectionals

Lesson

Practice time

Free time


Evening:

Big Band Rehearsal or Performance Jam


Session Tuition:  $2,400 includes tuition, room, and board


Room & Board: Residency required


Scholarships are available.


Percussion, Steel Pan & World Music Dates:

June 16 - 29, 2024


With its unique focus on jazz mallets, popular and commercial music; and world percussion, the Birch Creek Percussion, Steel Pan & World Music session offers students a percussion experience like no other summer music program.


Tuition:  $2,400 includes tuition, room, and board


Room & Board: Residency required scholarships are available.


Symphony Dates:

Jazz I: June 30 - July 13, 2024


Birch Creek’s program is unique in symphony and chamber music education in that it incorporates a student/mentor approach in virtually every aspect of training.


Tuition:  $2,400 includes tuition, room, and board


Room & Board: Residency required


Scholarships are available.


Birch Creek Music Performance Center

3821 County Rd E

PO Box 230

Egg Harbor, WI 54209

920-868-3763

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