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BCAS Summer Camps

bcascamps10-026Summer is the perfect time for students to take advantage of multiple opportunities at the Butler Community Arts School. Most of our camps serve the age groups of 7-12 and 12-18 and are offered with both commuter and residential options. An Adult Big-Band Workshop is available for those who are not professional musicians, but have a passion for music.

A new, all-encompassing arts camp has been added to an already strong list of programming that includes everything from piano to percussion to bass. With so many options, students are bound to find a program that aligns with their interests and goals as artists!

Listed below are the details for each of our summer camps. Explore them now.

Piano Camp 1 ~ Details:

Ages 12-18
June 21-26, 2015 (Sunday evening through Friday afternoon)
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition:  $295 commuter (includes lunch), $595 residential (includes dorm & 3 meals/day)
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by May 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

 

Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, 7-9 p.m.:  Residential campers check in.
  • Monday, 8:30 a.m.: Commuter campers check in.
  • Monday-Wednesday:  ALL campers follow daily schedule of private lessons, ensemble classes, and elective classes. Lunch included for commuter campers. For residential campers, there will be supervised evening activities; three meals per day included in tuition.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge) and evening talent show.
  • Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Finale recital begins at 2 p.m. Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital. Dorm check-out is immediately before or after the recital.

This camp is open to students ages 12-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated at a college are eligible to attend camp). No audition is required; all levels are welcome. All students receive daily private lessons and master classes. Other sessions include theory, ensemble, music history, sight playing, and guest speakers and performers. Optional classes may include dance, improvisation, composition, and steel drum ensemble.

Housing is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 7-9 p.m. on Sunday evening; check-out is before or after the recital on Friday. It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuter students. Commuters arrive by 9 a.m. each day and should be picked up at 5:30 p.m.  Registration deadline and $50 doposit due on May 1; tuition is due in full by May 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Total Percussion Camp ~ Details:

Ages 12-18
June 14-18, 2015 

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch); $545 residential (includes dorm & 3 meals/day)
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by May 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

This camp is open to ages 12-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated at a college are eligible to attend camp).  No audition is required; all levels are welcome, although it is recommended that participants have at least one year of prior study on snare drum. All students will receive instruction on snare, drum set, timpani, mallets, world percussion, steel drums, and concert percussion. A short placement audition may be held on the first day of camp.

Housing is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 7-9 p.m. on Sunday evening; check-out is before or after the recital on Thursday. It is generally recommended that younger campers attend as commuter students if this is their first camp experience. Commuters arrive by 9 a.m. each day and should be picked up at 5:30 p.m.  Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on May 1; tuition in full by May 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payments can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.
 
 Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, 7-9 p.m.: Residential campers check in.
  • Monday, 8:30am: Commuter campers check in.
  • Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule of classes. Lunch included for commuter campers. For residential campers, there will be supervised evening activities; three meals per day included in tuition.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge). Finale recital begins at 7 p.m. (tentative).  Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital.

NOTE: Residential campers who enroll for Total Percussion Camp AND Snare and Tenor Camp may stay in the dorm from Thursday evening until check-in for Snare and Tenor camp on Friday. Note: additional dorm and meal fees will apply.


Featured Faculty
Butler University Percussion Artist-in-Residence Jon Crabiel; Jeff Queen, International Snare Drumming World Champion, national clinician and author, soloist in Blast! On Broadway; and Matt McGraw, drum set and Latin percussionist.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Bass Camp (upright bass) ~ Details:

Ages 12-21
June 14-19, 2015 

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch); $595 residential (includes dorm & 3 meals/day)
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by May 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

       
bass camp photoNo audition is required; all levels are welcome, although it is recommended that participants have at least one year of prior study on upright bass. A short placement audition may be held on the first day of camp.  Please be ready to play a one-to-three minute solo or etude. Campers should bring their own instrument for the entire camp.
 
Camp will include: daily stretching and movement; classes on bass technique; master classes; bass chamber ensembles; and private lesson(s) with camp faculty. Finale concert will feature all campers.

Housing is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 7-9 p.m. on Sunday evening; check-out is Friday after the recital. It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuters if this is their first camp experience. 

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on May 1; tuition is due in full by May 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

 
Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, 7-9 p.m.: Residential campers check in.
  • Monday, 8:30am: Commuter campers check in.
  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.:  ALL campers follow daily schedule of classes. Lunch included for commuter campers. For residential campers, there will be supervised evening activities; three meals per day included in tuition. Optional evening concerts TBA.
  • Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule.  Final concert is at 3pm.  Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital.  Dorm check-out is immediately before or after the recital.

 

Featured Faculty
Butler Bass Camp will feature David Murray, professor of bass at Butler University, and the Bad Boyz of Double Bass Quartet - David Murray, Anthony Stoops, Volkan Orhon, and Paul Sharpe; with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra associate principal bass Robert Goodlett.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Snare and Tenor Camp ~ Details:

Ages 12-21
June 19-21, 2015
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $245 commuter (includes Friday pizza and Saturday lunch/dinner);$345 residential (includes dorm & Friday pizza; Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast)
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by May 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

This camp is open to students ages 12-21.

snare camp photoNo audition is required; all levels are welcome. It is recommended that participants have at least two years of prior study on snare drum; prior marching percussion experience is helpful. This drum-corps-style camp weekend will feature one-on-one and group instruction for snares and quads with Jeff Queen and Bill Bachman.

You will leave camp with:

  • A complete selection of custom tailored exercises to improve general and specific areas of your playing.
  • Strategies on exactly HOW to practice in order to improve at the fastest rate possible.
  • Development of a clear plan that will help you in achieving your next level of playing.

Learn more on the camp's Facebook page

Tentative Schedule:

  • Friday: 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m.-Noon, informal concert at 11 a.m.

Housing for the Snare and Tenor Camp is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 4:30 p.m. on Friday; check-out is noon on Sunday. It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuters if this is their first camp experience. Commuters participate in all sessions, but are picked up at 9 p.m. each evening. Commuter tuition includes dinner on Friday and both lunch and dinner on Saturday. Residential tuition includes dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

NOTE: Residential campers who enroll for Total Percussion Camp AND Snare and Tenor Camp may stay in the dorm from Thursday evening until check-in for Snare and Tenor camp on Friday. Note: additional dorm and meal fees will apply.

 

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on May 1; tuition is due in full by May 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.



Featured Faculty

  • Jeff Queen: international snare drum champion; original cast member of BLAST!; and worldwide clinician, author and educator.
  • Bill Bachman: international clinician, author, and tenor drumming guru.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

String Scholars Camp ~ Details:

Ages 12-18
June 21-25, 2015 

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch); $595 residential (includes dorm & 3 meals/day)
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by May 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

This camp is open to students ages 12-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated at a college are eligible to attend camp).  No audition is required; all levels are welcome, although it is recommended that participants have at least one year of prior study on their instrument (violin, viola, cello, upright bass). A short placement audition will be held on the first day of camp. We expect to have at least two orchestras, based on ability. Campers need to provide their own instrument.

The String Scholars camp features: daily orchestra rehearsals and finale concert with Richard Auldon Clark, conductor of the Butler Symphony Orchestra; daily sectionals and technique class with Butler faculty and music majors; other typical college music classes such as music theory and electives. Additional classes typically include drumming, dance, and keyboard. Special sessions will be held on topics of college readiness and access, including how to prepare for an audition, choosing a major or college, financial aid, career paths in music, and more.

Housing is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 4:30-6 p.m. on Sunday evening; check-out is Thursday evening before or after the recital. It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuters if this is their first camp experience.  Commuters arrive by 9 a.m. each day and may be picked up at 5:30 p.m. Early drop-off is also available. On Sunday, all campers, including commuters, should plan to attend sessions from 6-9 p.m.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on May 1; tuition is due in full by May 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.


 
Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, 6-9 p.m.:  ALL campers attend for orientation, scheduling, placement, get-acquainted activities, and group ensemble sessions.
  • Monday and Tuesday, 9-5:30 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule of classes.  Lunch included for commuter campers. For residential campers, there will be supervised evening activities; three meals per day included in tuition.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge) and evening rehearsal.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge). Finale recital begins at 7 p.m. (tentative). Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital.

A Typical Day (subject to change):

  • 8-9 a.m. Arrival and warm-up time
  • 9-9:50 a.m. Sectional
  • 10-10:50 a.m. Theory class
  • 11-11:50 a.m. Technique class
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. Lunch in Student Union
  • 1-1:50 p.m. Elective
  • 2-2:50 p.m. Special guests
  • 3-5 p.m. Orchestra
  • 5-5:30 p.m. Wrap-up
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Departure

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Arts Camp 1 & 2 ~ Details:

Ages 7-12
Camp 1: July 6-10, 2015; 1:30-5:30 p.m. daily

Camp 2: July 13-17, 2015; 1:30-5:30 p.m. daily
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $165 per week
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

Butler Arts Camp is designed for students who wish to explore ALL of the arts - music, visual art, theatre, and dance - in fun, hands-on activities with Butler students. NO previous experience necessary. Our intent is to stimulate imagination and provide attainable challenges while exploring new art forms. Tuition includes snacks, T-shirt, and all materials.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1; tuition is due in full by June 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Piano Camp 2 ~ Details:

Ages 7-12
July 6-10, 2015; 9am-12:30pm daily 

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $165
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

Butler piano camp for ages 7-12 is designed for students with prior piano study. It is recommended that students have at least one year of piano study. Students will be divided into smaller groups based on age and repertoire level. Activities will focus on music skills that are appropriate for students in each respective group. Our intent is to maintain interest, stimulate imagination, and provide attainable challenges. Classes may include repertoire, ensemble, music theory, and games.

Students should bring a favorite solo piece to share (memory optional). Ensemble pieces will be provided the first day of camp. Tuition includes snacks, T-shirt, and all materials.
 
Afternoon option: Arts Camp 1
Arts Camp 1 will be offered from 1:30-5:30 p.m. during the week of Piano Camp 2. Students can take an adventure through all of the arts, including visual art, dance, percussion, and theatre. No prior experience is necessary. Please see Arts Camp 1 description for tuition. For any student who registers for July Piano Camp and Arts Camp, lunch is on us! Students will be supervised and provided a free lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. until the start of Arts Camp 1.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1; tuition is due in full by June 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Jazz Camp ~ Details:

Ages 12-18
July 12-17, 2015 

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch); **NEW- $595 residential (includes dorm and 3 meals/day)
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

This camp is open to students ages 12-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated at a college are eligible to attend camp)  No audition is required for admission to camp; all levels are welcome, although it is strongly recommended that participants have at least one year of prior study on their instrument. A short placement audition will be held on the first day of camp (Sunday). Campers should provide their own instrument. Guitarists should bring their own amp.

This weeklong jazz camp provides the opportunity for youth in rising grades 7-12 to participate in a fun and intense jazz-learning experience under the direction of professional staff led by Matt Pivec, director of jazz studies at Butler University. The faculty will include local jazz professionals. Sessions may include combo rehearsals, big-band rehearsals, jazz improvisation, jazz history, and instrument-specific master classes. The week culminates with a 3:30pm concert on Friday featuring all of the campers.

Camp begins on Sunday; all campers should attend from 6-9 p.m. Pizza will be provided.  

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1; tuition is due in full by June 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

Adult Big-Band Workshop ~ Details:

Ages 18 and older
Sunday, July 12- Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6-9pm
Optional classes: July 13-16, 5-6pm before evening rehearsal
Thursday, July 16, 2015; 7-9pm, family concert at Butler
Friday, July 17, 2015; 6-9pm, performance at The Jazz Kitchen 

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $215 (optional classes July 13-16 for $50 each)
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

Applicants typically are adults from all walks of professional life who are not professional musicians, but have continued to maintain their interest in playing. Participants should be able to read music at the intermediate level and, ideally, have had at least some minimal experience in reading jazz or big-band charts. Improvisation skills are not required, but some improvisation training will be provided during the week.

This workshop provides the opportunity for adults with intermediate to advanced skills on their instrument to participate in a true big-band learning experience under the direction of a professional staff, including Mark Buselli and Matt Pivec. Performance charts will be selected from those typical of Basie, Miller, Nestico, Ellington, Kenton, and Holman. Bands will consist of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, piano, bass, guitar and drums.

The workshop begins with orientation and auditions the afternoon of Sunday, followed by daily evening band rehearsals during the week starting at 6pm.  The culmination of the week is a performance at Indy's well-known spot for jazz - The Jazz Kitchen.

Early registration is advised due to the limited number of positions available to assemble bands. Unaccepted registrations will be entirely refunded.  

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1; tuition is due in full by June 15 for all participants.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

OPTIONAL classes will be offered each evening at 5-5:50 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday), prior to the big-band rehearsals at 6 p.m. Classes are subject to change. Limited class size is available. Class fee is $50.

  • 5-5:50 p.m.: Jazz Sight-Reading is designed to help the student cope with the rigorous demands of jazz rhythms, inflections, and articulations.
  • 5-5:50 p.m.: Jazz Improv/Theory explores the art of creating an improvised solo by exploring chord/scale theory, rhythm, and listening examples.

 

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

Strings Camp ~ Details:

Ages 7-12
July 13-18, 2015; 9am-12:30pm daily
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $165
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5P (EDT)(please note: full tuition is due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

Butler strings camp for ages 7-12 is designed for students with prior strings study (violin, viola, cello, upright bass). It is recommended that students have had at least one year of prior study. Students will be divided into smaller groups based on age and repertoire level. Activities will focus on music skills that are appropriate for students in each respective group. Our intent is to maintain interest, stimulate imagination, and provide attainable challenges. Classes may include repertoire, orchestra, music theory, and games.

Students should bring a favorite solo piece to share (memory optional). Ensemble pieces will be provided the first day of camp. Tuition includes snacks, T-shirt, and all materials. Campers should provide their own instrument.
 
Afternoon option: Arts Camp 2
Arts Camp 2 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. during the week of Strings Camp. Students can take an adventure through all of the arts, including visual art, dance, percussion, and theatre. No prior experience within these art forms is necessary. Please see Arts Camp 2 description for tuition. For any student who registers for Strings Camp and Arts Camp 2, lunch is on us! Students will be supervised and provided a free lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. until the start of Arts Camp 2.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1; tuition is due in full by June 15.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

 

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

Theatre Camp ~ Details:

Ages 12-18
July 12-16, 2015
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch), $595 residential (includes dorm and three meals/day)
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5PM (EDT)(please note: full tuition is due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

This camp is open to students ages 12-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated at a college are eligible to attend camp). No prior experience necessary.

Join Butler Department of Theatre faculty, staff, alumni, and students for a fun, hands-on camp that covers all aspects of theatre - acting, stage movement, voice for the actor, costume, scenic and lighting design, stage management, and playwriting/dramaturgy. No prior experience is necessary. Campers will visit rehearsals of Heartland Actors' Repertory Theatre (HART), which will be in rehearsal for their summer Shakespeare production. Camp will include workshops in the college audition/application process.

Housing is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 7-9pm Sunday evening; check-out is before or after the Thursday performance.  It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuters if this is their first camp experience.  Commuters arrive by 9am each day and are picked up at 5:30pm.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1; tuition is due in full by June 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, 7-9pm: Residential campers check in.
  • Monday, 8:30am: Commuter campers check in.
  • Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5:30pm: ALL campers follow daily schedule of classes. Lunch included for commuter campers. For residential campers, there will be supervised evening activities; three meals per day included in tuition.
  • Thursday, 9am-7pm: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge). Finale performance begins at 7pm (tentative). Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

Voice Camp ~ Details:

Ages 15-18
July 19-24, 2015
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch), $595 residential (includes dorm and three meals/day)
Registration deadline: June 1 2015, 5PM (EDT) (please note: full tuition is due by June 15).

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

Voice camp is open to ages 15-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated into a college are eligible to attend camp). No audition is required, however, participants are expected to have at least one year of prior choral experience or vocal lessons. This brand new camp is a great opportunity to work with Butler's voice faculty on solo performance skills, in preparation for college auditions, competitions, and personal growth as performers.

Voice Camp features:

  • Daily private voice lessons with Butler voice faculty
  • Master classes with Butler faculty
  • Diction lessons in English and Italian diction
  • Stage movement classes
  • Opportunities to perform in an opera scene or small ensemble
  • Performance on finale recital

Housing is provided in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 7-9pm Sunday evening; check-out is before or after the Friday performance. It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuters if this is their first camp experience. Commuters arrive by 9am each day and are picked up at 5:30pm. More detailed scheduling information will be provided in the camp information packet which will be emailed to camp registrants approximately two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on June 1. Tuition is due in full by June 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter. Payments can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.

 

Band Camp (new!) ~ Details:

Ages 12-18
July 5-9, 2015
Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $295 commuter (includes lunch); $595 residential (includes dorm & 3 meals/day)
Registration deadline: May 1 (please note: full tuition is due by May 15)

Registration form (pdf) OR Click here for online registration

Early registration is advised due to the limited number of positions available (per instrument) to assemble bands. Registrations which are not accepted will have the entire deposit refunded.  Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Butler Band Camp is open to students ages 12-18 (campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated into a college are eligible to attend camp).  No audition is required; all levels are welcome, although it is required that participants have at least one year of prior study on their instrument. A short placement audition will be held on the first day of camp. Please be prepared to play a brief work of your choosing and to sight-read. Students will be placed into

bands based on ability. Campers need to provide their own instrument.

Butler Band Camp features:

  • Daily band rehearsals and finale concert with Michael Colburn, director of Butler Bands;
  • Daily sectionals and master classes with Butler faculty and students
  • Special sessions will be held on a variety of topics, including college auditions, choosing a college and major, and professional opportunities in music

A limited number of dorm rooms are available in Butler University's ResCo dorm, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday; check-out is Thursday evening before or after the finale concert. It is generally recommended that younger students attend as commuters if this is their first camp experience.  Camper information packets will be emailed approximately 3 weeks prior to camp, and will also be posted in this webpage section. The packet will provide additional information about what to bring to camp, where to report, etc.

Commuters will arrive by 9 a.m. each day and will be picked up at 5:30 p.m. Early drop-off is also available. Lunch is provided for commuters. EXCEPTION: On Wednesday, commuters will stay for dinner (no charge) and evening rehearsal, with pick-up at 9:00 p.m. On Thursday, commuters will stay for pizza and 7 p.m. concert.

Band camp begins on Sunday with camp check-in from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the lobby of Schrott Center for the Arts. Sunday sessions will run from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit due on May 1; tuition is due in full by May 15 for all campers, both residential and commuter.  Payment can be made online by selecting "Make a Payment" on the BCAS homepage or on the left-hand navigation menu. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, 3:00-9 p.m.: ALL campers attend for orientation, scheduling, placement, get-acquainted activities, and rehearsals.
  • Monday and Tuesday, 9-5:30 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule of classes.  Lunch included for commuter campers. For residential campers, there will be supervised evening activities; three meals per day included in tuition.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge) and evening rehearsal.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: ALL campers follow daily schedule, PLUS stay for dinner (no additional charge). Group photo on stage at 6:45 p.m. Finale concert begins at 7 p.m. (tentative). Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital.

A Typical Day (subject to change):

  • 8-9 a.m. Arrival and warm-up time
  • 9-9:30 a.m.  Opening Session
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sectional
  • 11-12:00 p.m. Band rehearsal
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. Lunch in Student Union
  • 1-1:50 p.m. Elective classes, master classes
  • 2-3:30 p.m. Sectional
  • 3:45-5:15 p.m. Band rehearsal
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m. Wrap-up
  • 5:30 p.m. Departure (for commuters)

 

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR print application here: Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or (317) 940-5500 with any questions.