The Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor has become a hub for talent from around the world. Faculty who teach throughout the summer hail from 15 states and the student body comprises even more geographic diversity than that according to Executive Director Mona Christensen.
Christensen says the relationship between student and teacher is mutually beneficial. The experience of being a "Creeker" helps pupils develop contacts that shape their future. Almost half of Birch Creek Students go into a field of study related to music in college. Most choose a school in which an instructor at Birch Creek is a tenured faculty member.