Birch Creek Faculty, Alumni Offer Online Studio Sessions

Renowned Birch Creek faculty and alumni will share their musical expertise during online Studio Sessions on three September Saturdays at 10 am. Music students will have a new opportunity to add to their musical tool kit with these one-hour Zoom sessions

Violinist Renée-Paule Gauthier, a Birch Creek Symphony faculty member, will present Effective Mindful Practice on Sept. 12, showing participants how to “elevate their playing and enhance their performance through mindful practice.” 

Clarinetist Katherine Kohler, a Birch Creek alumna and Symphony faculty member, will offer Auditioning Preparation on Sept. 19, when she will discuss what to expect and how to prepare for collegiate or professional auditions, with a focus on how to play your best in stressful situations. 

Acclaimed composer and Birch Creek alumnus Michael Thurber will share his knowledge during Technology for Today’s Musician on Sept. 26. He’ll address how to create professional-quality recordings for auditions, online performances and integrated recordings; equipment that’s needed; and tools and tricks for creating the best recording environment. 

The cost is $35 per class or $90 for all three. Register at or by calling 920.868.3763.

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