Birch Creek Music Performance Center received a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board’s Creation and Presentation program. Grant funds will provide operational and program support for the music education programs and public concerts of Birch Creek’s 42nd season in 2017.
This is the fourteenth consecutive year that Birch Creek has received an Arts Board grant, and the unique music academy continues to be ranked among the highest applicants in the Arts Board’s statewide grant process as determined by a panel of experts in the field. The grant acknowledges Birch Creek as an organization that offers high quality music education programming, thereby having significant local, regional and statewide impact on the cultural life of Wisconsin. During this 14-year granting period, funds from the Arts Board supported programming at Birch Creek that enrolled 2,619 young musicians who received mentoring and instruction by 1,200 professional faculty members and teaching assistants, and provided public concerts for audiences of approximately 145,000.
“Arts Board grants have recognized Birch Creek’s excellence in music education since 2000, and in every consecutive year since 2003,” noted executive director Mona Christensen.
“The Arts Board is a state agency that nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, and supports the arts in education. To be recognized by the State of Wisconsin for the value we provide to our community is an honor.”
For more about Birch Creek’s four sessions music education and the 2017 concert schedule, visit birchcreek.org.