By Mark Kanz
Nearly 100 of the top musical instructors from around the United States spend part of their summer vacation in Door County as staff members at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Birch Creek Executive Director Mona Christensen says the synergy between staff and the nearly 200 students is what makes the Birch Creek experience unique.
Birch Creek students hail from 15 different states, Canada and Trinidad. Christensen says music may become just a hobby later in life for the students planning to be engineers, doctors and more. She believes music has helped them develop skills that will benefit them later in life. Big Band Jazz performances continue weekly Wednesday through Saturday through August 12 at Birch Creek in Egg Harbor.