Forty-two of Birch Creek’s world-renowned faculty members will be teaching music students in Percussion and Steel Band, Symphony and Big Band Jazz this summer through the newly launched Birch Creek Online program.
In April, the Birch Creek Summer Residential Academy sessions and all summer concerts were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, students will be mentored by some of the most outstanding professional performers and educators in the music field. Depending on the session, students may participate in faculty-led group sectionals by instrument, rehearse with small ensembles, share recorded excerpts or solo pieces with comments from faculty and students, take part in a small-ensemble video project, practice the art of improvisation and attend master classes.
Sessions are being offered in Percussion and Steel Band, June 22-26; Symphony, June 29-July 3; Jazz I, July 13-17; and Jazz II, July 27-31. Jazz I and Jazz II differ only in the dates and faculty. Registration is open at birchcreek.org/academy/apply-now.