Butler Community Arts School: Strings Bootcamp

June 4 - 9, 2023

2023 Strings Bootcamp: June 4-9 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Ages 7-11

Registration deadline: May 1


The best way to start your Summer! Join us for a week of music making and exploration.  This camp is geared towards strings students (violin, viola, cello, bass) who are not yet proficient in note reading in the first position, but have had an introduction, and who are still learning basic rhythms/counting.  Strings Bootcamp will ensure that your child has the skills to participate at the level of the Butler Strings Camp, while exploring all new music opportunities!

Meet the Artistic Director!

Shannon CrowShannon M. Crow is a graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Ms. Crow has been teaching private violin and viola lessons for over 20 years, and has extensive experience teaching students from 4 years to 80 years of age. Currently she conducts Orchestra B and the Parent Orchestra of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, as well as teaches private lessons.  At the Butler Community Arts School, Shannon founded and directs the Adult Strings Ensembles, the Butler Children’s Orchestra, Butler Youth Orchestra and Butler Strings Camp, as well as teaches private violin and viola lessons. When not teaching private lessons, Ms. Crow has partnered with the VA in research and in supporting our veterans through music; and is an avid performer in local orchestras and for private events.

COVID-19 Information

  • Due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, all information is subject to change.
  • Participants agree to abide by all public health guidelines that may be in effect during summer 2023, including directives by local/state government, Butler University, CDC and American Camp Association.
  • At this time, all participants will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the start of the Intensive.
  • While there are many unknowns in this ever-changing landscape, we are confident that we will provide a safe and educational experience for our participants.

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. Space is limited, register early. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based tuition assistance available. You may apply in the registration form or complete the separate Tuition Assistance Form.

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