Jeff Campbell, Birch Creek Jazz Program Director and Associate Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media at Eastman School of Music, will return to Door County this February as part of Birch Creek’s annual Artists in the Schools program.
On Feb. 15, Professor Campbell will visit and instruct bands at both Southern Door High School and Sturgeon Bay High School. On Feb. 16, he will instruct Jazz Bands and Elementary Bands at Sevastopol Schools, and assist with Jazz Band rehearsals and performance preparation at Gibraltar Area Schools. This will be Professor Campbell’s fifth time participating in Artists in the Schools.
Artists in the Schools was launched in 2002 with the support of a grant from the Peninsula Arts Association and the Wisconsin Arts Board, and has continued as a Birch Creek outreach program each year since then. Birch Creek faculty members conduct seminars, perform, and demonstrate techniques based on the students’ learning levels.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music performance academy in Egg Harbor 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. Concert and session dates are posted at birchcreek.org.