Birch Creek Summer Academy

Online Birch Creek Music Performance Center

Due to COVID-19, this year’s sessions will be virtual.


Venue Details


JAZZ II ONLINE – July 27-31, 2020

Enjoy a unique learning experience with this new, one-week, online session led by Birch Creek Summer Academy Jazz faculty. Mornings will begin with Instrumental Masterclasses, covering the fundamentals of effective playing skills and practice habits. An hour of Improvisation class will follow.  Each day will close with a Group Session run by Birch Creek’s finest Jazz II faculty performing artists. You may also sign up for private lessons with a faculty member of your choice for an additional $25. All thirty-minute private lessons will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (M-F) and at the end of the day, availability permitting.

Birch Creek Online Jazz II Faculty* includes:
Jeff Campbell, Birch Creek Jazz II Program Director, Eastman School of Music, bass
David Bixler, Bowling Green State University, alto saxophone
Tanya Darby, Berklee College of Music, trumpet
Rick Haydon, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Professor Emeritus), guitar
Clarence Hines, University of North Florida, trombone
Steve Horne, Professional Musician, trombone
Clay Jenkins, Eastman School of Music, trumpet
Dennis Mackrel, Professional Musician, drums
Reggie Thomas, Northern Illinois University / Jazz at Lincoln Center, Essentially Ellington, piano
Todd Williams, Indiana Wesleyan University, tenor saxophone

* Faculty subject to change

Cost:  $300
Additional $25 for each private lesson.
Refer a friend who registers and receive $25 off for each referral.

Recommended technical requirements: High Speed internet, camera equipped computer or tablet, and headphones or earbuds.

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