Events for High School & Middle School Students

Love to make music with others? Thinking of majoring in music? Join us for one of our many music specialty days, festivals, and performances or School of Music visit options throughout the year. We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

Benny Golson with saxophone

Benny Golson Jazz Festival

The Benny Golson Jazz Festival was created to honor the life and legacy of the legendary saxophonist/composer, who received an honorary doctorate from Butler University in 2019. The purpose of this late fall, non-competitive festival is to provide middle school and high school Jazz students and directors with impactful educational opportunities and inspiring performances. The festival includes clinics and masterclasses with Butler Jazz faculty and special guest artists as well as a free, closing concert. A participation fee is required.

participants in Double Reed Day playing bassoon on the Schrott Center for the Arts stage

Double Reed Day

Bassoon and Oboe players of all ages and playing levels as well as their family, teachers, and friends are welcome to participate in the annual Double Reed Day every January. This FREE event includes masterclasses and workshops with special guest artists and Butler double reed faculty, performances, a vendor fair, and more all on the beautiful Schrott Center for the Arts on the campus of Butler University.