Are you looking for a string quartet to play for your wedding ceremony or a jazz pianist for your cocktail hour? Does your child need voice lessons or tutoring in music theory? Let us help. All of the student musicians in the referral service have been approved by the world-renowned faculty of the Butler School of Music to represent the school in the Austin-area community, so you can be sure that you’re getting performers and teachers of the highest quality. Just use the search form below to find what you’re looking for. When you see a listing that interests you, click "Contact" to make your inquiry!

Soloist - Flute-piccolo

I play the flute and would love to gig at any event or teach any student!

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Ensemble - Cello, Classical piano, Viola, Violin

Duo, Piano Trio, Quartet are available.

We are ready for weddings, parties and any kinds of events.

Please contact for rates!

Thank you. 

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Soloist - Clarinet

Nicolas Chona is a recent graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, having completed his undergraduate studies under Richie Hawley in 2014. In the summer of 2012, he was invited to study at the Aspen Music Festival and School, working with recognized clarinetists Joaquin Valdepenas and Bil Jackson and conductors Mei-Ann Chen, Jane Glover, Ludovic Morlot, Hugh Wolff, and Osmo Vanska. Mr. Chona was a founding member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, bronze medalists at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Additonally, Noctua has won prizes at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Chamber Music Yellow Springs competition, and was the only American group invited to the live rounds of the 63rd ARD International Music Competition in 2014. Mr. Chona made his Kennedy Center Millennium Stage debut that same year while on tour with Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff. Freelancering highlights in the Houston area, include performances on The Woodlands Salon Series and with Aperio: Music of the Americas. Even after graduating Rice, Mr. Chona was active in the formation of its student-run new music ensemble, Hear&Now. Inagural season performances include Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Chamber Symphony Op. 9, and John Adams's Chamber Symphony.

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Instruction - Music-history-theory-tutoring

I have a deep passion for teaching music through private instruction. I love to share my love of music and learning with others. I can teach both tenor and bass trombone, as well as music theory, which I have a deep love for as well. 

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Ensemble - World music instrument

The Pans of Texas is a steel drum band made up of UT students. We play a large variety of music including traditional soca tunes from Trinidad, pop music, Latin tunes, and even classical transcriptions. We guarantee to bring fun and energy to any event!

The Pans of Texas

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Soloist - Classical-guitar

Solo Jazz or Classical Guitar repertoire for any occasion or event.

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Instruction - Oboe-english-horn

I am a professional oboist based in Austin, Texas. I maintain a small studio of young oboists. I successfully run and manage Meredith's Reed Shop, an oboe reed store geared towards students, and I am a reed maker for the oboe reed business, MKL Reeds. 

Currently, I am pursuing an Artist Diploma at the University of Texas. My primary teachers are Dr. Andrew Parker, Martin Schuring, Mark Hill and Randall Ellis. I received my Masters degree (MM'14) from Arizona State University and my Bachelors degree (BM '12) from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

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Soloist - Violin

DMA violin performance major. Available for solo violin, small ensemble, large orchestra, and teaching string section.

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Instruction - Clarinet

Nicolas Chona is a recent graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, having completed his undergraduate studies under Richie Hawley in 2014. In the summer of 2012, he was invited to study at the Aspen Music Festival and School, working with recognized clarinetists Joaquin Valdepenas and Bil Jackson and conductors Mei-Ann Chen, Jane Glover, Ludovic Morlot, Hugh Wolff, and Osmo Vanska. Mr. Chona was a founding member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, bronze medalists at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Additonally, Noctua has won prizes at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Chamber Music Yellow Springs competition, and was the only American group invited to the live rounds of the 63rd ARD International Music Competition in 2014. Mr. Chona made his Kennedy Center Millennium Stage debut with the group that same year while on tour with Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff. Freelancing highlights in the Houston area include performances on The Woodlands Salon Series and with Aperio: Music of the Americans.

Mr. Chona is active in music education and outreach as well. He was on the artist roster for Young Audiences of Houston, performing outreach concerts in the Medical Center and underserved schools in the Greater Houston area. A native Houstonian, Mr. Chona is not only an alumnus of the Houston Youth Symphony as a student, but also served as intern and operations manager for their 14-15 and 15-16 seasons, respectively. In high school, Mr. Chona was a three-time All-Stater while being a member of the award-winning Woodlands High School Marching Band, and therefore uniquely suited to seving the needs of Texas band students. Lesson rates are $50/hour.

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Soloist - Classical-piano

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I am a classically trained pianist and am available to accompany all instruments and voices for recitals, recordings, competitions, lessons, etc. Also available for weddings and parties. Please check out my website for more info!

Ruby Chou, pianist

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