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Butler Symphony Orchestra

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Students in the Butler Symphony Orchestra experience the best - talented fellow students, exceptional faculty, and wonderful performance opportunities. Our full-time string artists and teachers offer personalized lessons and consultations as well as great chamber music coaching along with their wind and percussion colleagues who are members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

The orchestral experience is rich in repertoire, performances, and venues. The orchestra's home is Clowes Memorial Hall, a 2,200 seat theatre located on Butler's campus. Off-campus concerts are presented throughout the state of Indiana, the Midwest, nationally and internationally as well as at national convention venues such as the BSO's 1994 appearance at the Biennial National MENC Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the pit of Clowes Hall, the BSO collaborates in stimulating performances with the Butler Ballet and other performance groups on campus.

The BSO is open to any Butler student by audition. It is conducted by Professor Richard Auldon Clark.

Hollywood film composer Christopher Young with the Butler Symphony Orchestra.

Click here to view our ensemble schedule for the current semester.

The Music at Butler Jukebox includes performances by the BSO as well as other Butler faculty and ensembles.