On April 7, 2016, BWCA, Inc. (a 501c3 not for profit corporation) was born. BWCA’s initial programs were songwriting classes for elementary and middle school students. So far we have worked with the Petoskey Montessori Children’s House, Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Mackinac Island Public Schools and Mancelona Public Schools. We’re continuing on that path, branching out this year into doing more school programs as well as music classes for seniors and special needs adults.


Our Mission

Dedicated to promoting the arts in the Great Lakes region through education, instruction, interaction and performance

what we’ve accomplished so far

  • Elementary and middle school Songwriting 101 classes & workshops

  • Songwriting 101 workshops for special needs adults

  • Music Enrichment classes for special needs adults

  • Music Enrichment classes for seniors

  • Group instrumental instruction for seniors

  • Sponsored performances at local music/art festivals