Stuart Mack of Washington spent two weeks this summer studying jazz at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wis.

Mack is the 2010 winner of the Outstanding Wind Student Award.

He is the son of Kelly and Curt Mack of Washington and is a student at Washington Community High
School.

He studies trumpet privately with Todd Kelly.  

He was among 101 young musicians selected from throughout the country to attend one of two Big Band Jazz sessions at the school, whose mission is to provide intensive, performance-based instruction to promising young musicians ages 12 to 19 by immersing them in a professional, mentoring environment.
During their two-week residency this summer, students attending the Birch Creek Big Band Jazz session performed eight joint concerts with their teachers before paying concert-goers.

The director of the Birch Creek Big Band Jazz sessions is Jeff Campbell.  

Campbell is an associate professor at the Eastman School of Music. He performs with the Rochester Philharmonic, Trio East and with jazz pianist Marian McPartland.  

Other Birch Creek faculty members’ performance credentials include performing with Frank Sinatra Jr., Count Basie, the Glenn Miller and Woody Herman Orchestras, B.B. King and Natalie Cole.

Birch Creek also offers two-week resident summer sessions in symphony and percussion and steel band.  
For more information about Birch Creek and its programs, call 920-868-3763, or e-mail mainoffice@birchcreek.org.  
Details are also available on the Birch Creek website, www.birchcreek.org.