2022 Woodwind Camp

June 12 - 17, 2022

2022 Woodwind Camp: June 12–17  (Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM) 

Due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, all information is subject to change.

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $400 commuter (includes lunch daily); $750 residential (14 and up) (includes dorm stay and 3 meals per day)
Registration deadline: May 1   


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 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. If questions, please inquire at BCAS@butler.edu. Video audition is required for placement only; all levels are welcome. Featured faculty will include: Karen Moratz , Becky Arrensen, and Jenna Page (flute); Pam Ajango (oboe);  Michele Gingras and Trina Gross (clarinet); Doug Spaniol (bassoon);  and Heidi Radtke (saxophone). Campers must provide their own instrument.


  • 1-2 minutes including your favorite piece and one scale of your choice
  • Email placement audition to BCAS@butler.edu 
  • Video, audio file, or link to YouTube, Google Drive or another sharing platform are all acceptable methods. (Using your phone is just fine!)

Housing is provided in Butler University’s Irvington House, which is air-conditioned. Dorm check-in is 7:00–9:00 PM on Sunday evening; check-out is after the recital on Friday. Commuter campers check into camp at 8:30 AM Monday and attend camp from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM each day. Camper information packets containing additional scheduling information, what to bring, and where to report will be emailed to all participants approximately two weeks prior to camp.

Registration form, $50 non-refundable deposit, and remaining tuition are due in full by May 1.  Payment plans available. Payment can be made online by selecting “Make a Payment” on the BCAS homepage. All refund requests must be submitted via email to BCAS@butler.edu. No refunds will be issued after May 1. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Safety will be a paramount concern in summer 2022. Safety measures may include (but is not limited to) the use of instrument-specific masks, bell covers, and social distancing. They may also include moving activities outdoors (weather permitting), alterations to the teaching schedule, and reducing or eliminating activities like larger ensembles. Decisions will be based upon the state of the pandemic, vaccination rates, and requirements and recommendations from government agencies and other experts. Final decisions will be made by May 1 and communicated to registrants and posted on this webpage. If questions, please inquire at BCAS@butler.edu.

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, 7:00–9:00 PM: Residential campers check in.

Monday, 8:30 AM: Commuter campers check in.

Monday–Wednesday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM: 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.

Friday, 9:00 AM–end of camp recital: Final performance at Schrott Center for the Arts. Camp ends at the conclusion of the recital. Dorm check-out is immediately after the recital.

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under. You may apply for scholarship on the registration form or complete the separate Scholarship Application Form.

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