Most of you are out of school or have students out of school–has the cabin fever set in yet?? While you’re planning your summer getaways, be sure to keep some fantastic opportunities in mind for your young musician right here in Indianapolis, through the Butler Community Arts School. Summer is the perfect time for students to take advantage of multiple opportunities at the BCAS located on the beautiful campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Most of these camps serve the age groups of 7-11 and 12-18 and are offered with both commuter and residential options. An Adult Big-Band Workshop is available for adults who are not professional musicians, but have a passion for music. 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 these summer camps. Explore them now. Please note, camps and dates are subject to change.

The Butler Woodwind Camp (for bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone) will feature private, instrument-specific instruction as well as group instruction with Butler University woodwind faculty and students. Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in a woodwind ensembles as well as chamber music groups. 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) who have had at least one year of prior study on their instrument. All woodwind instruments are welcome: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone. If questions, please inquire at No audition is required; all levels are welcome. Featured faculty will include: Doug Spaniol (bassoon); Pam Ajango (oboe); Karen Moratz (flute); Heidi Radtke (saxophone); Michele Gingras (clarinet); Trina Gross (clarinet). Campers must provide their own instrument.
**Please note that online registration for this camp is now closed; please email