Thanks for visiting the Butler School of Music's web page for non-music majors at The University of Texas at Austin.
Fall 2016 information is listed further below. For Summer 2016, we plan to offer the following classes: History of Rock Music, Jazz Appreciation, Music of African Americans, and Fundamentals of Music: Piano. No private lesson courses are offered in the summer for non-music majors.
For additional information, please see Non-Music Major FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions.
UT Music Courses (for credit)
To search for all of Music's credit course offerings online, go to the Online Course Schedule. Your UT EID and password are required to search for courses. Not every available course for non-Music majors is listed on this webpage. However, listed below are all of private lesson music performance courses available to non-Music majors, and the ensembles are open to any University student who can qualify via audition. More information about ensembles is listed below.
Keep in mind that any music course(s) you want to take for degree purposes must be approved by the adviser for your program/college. The Butler School of Music neither makes approvals for degree credit for non-Music majors' degree programs nor advises non-Music majors. If you are interested in getting a minor in music, please see Music Minor.
Unless stated otherwise below, for courses that are closed or restricted but for which you have instructor permission to register, you must get the instructor's emailed permission. A consent form is available for this purpose; the consent form generates a detailed form email to the instructor once the student submits their course request via the consent form online. Once the instructor approves via email, Stephen Wray in the Student Office, MRH 3.836 will lift the restriction usually the same day that the approval is received. For restricted courses, the student must add the course by the 4th class day of the fall or spring semesters, or 2nd class day for summer sessions. Students who have an approval email from the instructor to add a class that's already closed will have the class added by Stephen, usually the same day or next business day.
Ensembles (for credit)
For ensembles, an audition may be required, depending on the ensemble. More information about ensembles may be found at our Ensembles web page. Nearly all ensemble auditions take place just before or during the first four class days of the semester; the first class day for Fall Semester 2016 is Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Students participating in an ensemble beginning in the fall semester are usually not required to perform another audition for the same ensemble for the remainder of the academic year.
Most of our undergraduate ensemble courses (field of study: ENS) are cross-listed with graduate ensemble courses with similar titles. If you still have questions about a particular ensemble after viewing the information at the ensembles link above, please contact the instructor listed in the Online Course Schedule. (UT EID and password required to search for courses.)
Music Performance Instruction (for credit): Private Lessons or Group
For private lesson courses (Instrument/Voice 201) and certain group instruction courses, please see information under each instrument listed below. All students requesting to register for one of the 201 private lessons courses are expected to know how to read music notation. Except for voice and keyboard (organ or piano), most instructors expect a student to provide their own instrument, although some instruments may be available for checkout. Please read closely for any additional prerequisites or requirements listed, such as audition dates, registration deadlines, etc.
Alternatively, if you're interested in taking private lessons for an instrument or voice for no course credit, you may be able to find an available instructor via the musician referral service.
If you are unable to find the information you need on this web page or from the links listed above, please contact Stephen Wray firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the Student Office, MRH 3.836 during office hours, which are 9am-Noon & 1-4pm, Monday through Friday.
This page is updated periodically throughout the year. Information for the next semester will be added approximately one to two weeks before the first registration period for the next semester and as it becomes available for posting, and will replace the previous semester information.
Updated May 5, 2016. sjw