The American Pianists Association nurtures the artistic growth of America’s top young pianists by focusing on creative expression and career development. Our largest and most prestigious support is given through a biennial competition known as the American Pianists Awards. Since our founding in 1979, the American Pianists Association has supported 46 winners.
The Butler Arts & Events Center (BAEC) is home to Butler University’s event facilities including performance venues, conference and meeting rooms, outdoor spaces and housing. Its performance venues welcome more than 200,000 visitors annually, with 30,000 from the student matinee series. The BAEC is comprised of five venues including its flagship 2100 seat venue Clowes Memorial Hall; the Schrott Center for the Arts with 475 seats; Shelton Auditorium with nearly 400 seats; Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall with 135 seats and Lilly Hall Studio Theatre. Programming includes the Butler Arts Presents series, BAEC’s Education Matinee Series, Jordan College of the Arts performances, Broadway In Indianapolis shows, various Butler lecture series, performances from local performing arts organizations and a variety of national touring shows. Additionally, the Butler Campus has dozens more meeting and event spaces suitable for functions from weddings and summer camps to seminars and conferences.
The Mind Tripping Show is the longest running live theatre show in Indianapolis. It is an intimate, interactive, theatrical show. Mind Reading, Influence, Psychological Illusions, and Comedy all come together to create a fantastic night of delightful fun. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and your expectations turned upside down. Christian & Katalina, the #1 Husband & Wife Comedy Mind Reading Show, will have you laughing and scratching your head at the same time.
The Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue, world-class performing arts campus that includes a state-of-the-art, acoustically perfect 1,600-seat concert hall, the Palladium; a 500-seat proscenium theater, called the Tarkington; and a 200-seat Studio Theater.
The Center hosts a diverse lineup of local, national and international arts programming, including a Great American Songbook Series, jazz, dance, classical, chamber, choral and country concerts, plus appearances by world famous symphonies, singers and musicians, a variety of plays and musicals, intimate cabaret performances and a host of other entertainment options.
Situated on the campus of Zionsville Community High School, the STAR Bank Performing Arts Center is a 1235 seat performance hall that is home to many national dance competitions, various concerts, the productions of the Zionsville Community High School Performing Arts Department, as well as the Miss Indiana pageant. STAR Bank Performing Arts Center has also played host to Grammy and Dove Award winning artists and television personalities.