Birch Creek has completed its Percussion & Steel Band Online and Symphony Online sessions of virtual music instruction, with 42 young music students participating. World-renowned Birch Creek faculty and a host of new and returning students from around the country spent a full week in master classes, private lessons and performances.
Continuing a 19-year Birch Creek tradition, the Symphony Online session concluded with the announcement of the winners of the Burton Prize for the Birch Creek Concerto Competition. The winners are Jasper Chambreau, bass, of Madison; and Luke Whittingham, percussion, of Middleton, Wisconsin. Runner-up Jack Thompson, oboe, lives in North Aurora, Illinois. The winners of the Burton Prize receive a monetary award and will perform solo pieces in concert during the 2021 Symphony Session at Birch Creek.
Birch Creek Online has continued with Jazz I Online, July 13-17; and Jazz II Online will run July 27-31. Registration is open; submit applications at birchcreek.org/academy/apply-now.