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Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA)

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) is a non-profit group of volunteers. As one of the “Up-North” region’s premier promoter of the arts, the BICAA seeks to use it’s expertise to:

    • Serve the Beaver Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts
    • Offer a broad range of high quality performing and visual arts programs and activities
    • Develop and encourage enjoyment and participation in the arts by residents, students, and visitors

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association relies on the support of its patrons and friends, business and foundation partners, and government agencies and volunteers to meet its mission. In 2016 BICAA’s signature event, the Baroque on Beaver Festival, celebrates 15 years of bringing classical music to Beaver Island.

Beaver Island

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Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago and is known for sand beaches, scenic vistas, recreational anchorages, outdoor adventures, the arts, and laid-back and easy lifestyle.

Although small, Beaver Island has a rich and varied history. At one time it was the site of a unique Mormon kingdom. The end of the Mormon kingdom signaled the beginning of Irish settlement.   Irish immigrants helped develop the island’s economy and shape the island’s unique identify. Beaver’s geography has historically been of importance to Great Lakes mariners, for Beaver has an excellent harbor, which affords safe haven during storms.

Beaver Island is located 32 miles from the mainland port community of Charlevoix. Beaver is 13 miles long, 3 to 6 miles wide. Visitors to the island embark either by air or ferry from Charlevoix. For more about Beaver Island, visit our Beaver Island page.

Upcoming Events

BAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL 2017 – July 28 – August 6, 2017

Baroque on Beaver is a joyful series of concerts offered each summer on Beaver Island, Michigan. Concerts include orchestral, choral, solo, and chamber ensemble, featuring professional performers. The performances focus on classical music, but you may hear jazz, popular, Broadway, spirituals, or whatever strikes the musicians’ fancy. “B-on-B” celebrates its 16th season in 2017. More details

Jazz weekend PerformanceJAZZ WEEKEND – August 18-19 – 2017

A joint collaboration between the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association and the Beaver Island Community Center
More details

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The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the following businesses and organizations as advertisers and supporters of the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Charlevoix
Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix
Beaver Island Christian Church
Beaver Island District Library
Beaver Island Gallery/Studio, on the Donnegal Bay Road Beaver Island Lumber Company
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Blarney Castle Oil & EZ Mart Convenience Stores Central Michigan University
Charlevoix Area Hospital - Munson Healthcare
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
The Clothing Company - Charlevoix
Esperance, Charlevoix
Kevin McDonough Construction, Beaver Island
Kilwins Chocolates Charlevoix
L&L Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning,
Beaver Island Little Traverse Conservancy
Plath's Meats, Inc., Rogers City and Petoskey
Quick Reliable Printing (QRP)
Midland SpartanNash/Family Fare of Charlevoix
Taylor Rental Petoskey: Parties, Weddings & Equipment
A Touch of Spring & Other Things - Charlevoix
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites, Charlevoix
Work’n Play Shop/Klooster Machinery, Ellsworth
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The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the following businesses and organizations as advertisers and supporters of the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Charlevoix
Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix
Beaver Island Christian Church
Beaver Island District Library
Beaver Island Gallery/Studio, on the Donnegal Bay Road Beaver Island Lumber Company
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Blarney Castle Oil & EZ Mart Convenience Stores Central Michigan University
Charlevoix Area Hospital - Munson Healthcare
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
The Clothing Company - Charlevoix
Esperance, Charlevoix
Kevin McDonough Construction, Beaver Island 
Kilwins Chocolates Charlevoix
L&L Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 
Beaver Island Little Traverse Conservancy
Plaths Meats, Inc., Rogers City and Petoskey
Quick Reliable Printing (QRP) 
Midland SpartanNash/Family Fare of Charlevoix
Taylor Rental Petoskey: Parties, Weddings & Equipment
A Touch of Spring & Other Things - Charlevoix 
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites, Charlevoix 
Work’n Play Shop/Klooster Machinery, Ellsworth

SpartanNash Supports the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce SpartanNash as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival.
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SpartanNash Supports the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival 
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce SpartanNash as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival.

McDonough's Market/Dalwhinnie Deli & Bakery Supports the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce McDonough’s Market/Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival
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McDonoughs Market/Dalwhinnie Deli & Bakery Supports the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival 
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce McDonough’s Market/Dalwhinnie                           Bakery & Deli as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival

Charlevoix State Bank Supports the 2017 Baroque in Beaver Festival
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the Charlevoix State Bank as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival
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Charlevoix State Bank Supports the 2017 Baroque in Beaver Festival
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the Charlevoix State Bank as a                          sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival

HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF MUSIC FESTIVALS

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association:

bicaa.org/ and baroqueonbeaver.org/

The Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, offers summer internships that focus on events management, public relations and festival orchestra operations. BICAA’s internship program is designed to provide real world work experiences; further professional growth; improve creativity and innovation; enhance workplace problem-solving ability; demonstrate communication and collaboration skills; and expand workplace technology knowledge.
Interns work directly with a variety of BICAA personnel and may interact with musicians from many of the best orchestras and schools in Michigan. Interns are engaged for a period of 6 weeks and are paid.
To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing (1) a CoverLetter, (2) Resume, and (3) the names of two References, to the Chair of the BICAA Board of Directors. Please place the word “Internship” in the subject line. All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline of midnight, March 31, 2017.

Complete details - bicaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BICAA-High-School-Internship-Program.pdf
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HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF MUSIC FESTIVALS

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association:

http://bicaa.org/ and http://baroqueonbeaver.org/

The Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, offers summer internships that focus on events management, public relations and festival orchestra operations. BICAA’s internship program is designed to provide real world work experiences; further professional growth; improve creativity and innovation; enhance workplace problem-solving ability; demonstrate communication and collaboration skills; and expand workplace technology knowledge.
Interns work directly with a variety of BICAA personnel and may interact with musicians from many of the best orchestras and schools in Michigan. Interns are engaged for a period of 6 weeks and are paid.
To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing (1) a CoverLetter, (2) Resume, and (3) the names of two References, to the Chair of the BICAA Board of Directors.  Please place the word “Internship” in the subject line. All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline of midnight, March 31, 2017.

Complete details - http://bicaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BICAA-High-School-Internship-Program.pdf