Thanks for visiting the Butler School of Music's web page for non-music majors at The University of Texas at Austin!
Fall 2015 information is listed below. For Summer 2015, we offer the following classes: History of Rock Music, Jazz Appreciation, Music of African Americans, and Introduction to Western Music. 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 written permission and submit this to the Student Office, MRH 3.836 during office hours. Consent forms are available for this purpose in the Student Office, MRH 3.836 during office hours which are 9am-Noon & 1-4pm, Monday through Friday. Once the restriction is lifted, usually the same day that the signed consent form is received in the Student Office, the student must add the course by the 4th class day of the fall or spring semesters, or 2nd class day for summer sessions. The same policy for emailed instructor consent applies; the student must add the course as stipulated above. (Students with written instructor consent to add a class that's already closed will have the class added by Student Office staff.)
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 2015 is Wednesday, August 26, 2015. 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 a graduate ensemble course (MUS 180E) with a similar title. 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. Also, read closely for any prerequisites mentioned, such as an audition, ability to read music, etc. If the instrument that you're interested in studying does not have its own listing, then go to the heading Private Lessons for Other Instruments listed further down to get contact information for the instructor for that instrument.
If you're interested in taking private lessons for an instrument or voice for no credit, you may be able to find an available instructor via the musician referral service.
Private Lessons for Other Instruments (for credit)
For information or permission to register for private lesson courses for the instruments listed below, please contact the instructors. An audition may be required; all students requesting to register for one of these courses are expected to know how to read music. Additionally, most instructors expect a student to provide their own instrument for the 201 course.
After receiving permission to take private lessons, students must complete a consent form, available from the Student Office, MRH 3.836, obtain the instructor's signature, and return the form to the Student Office before registering for the course.
Contact information for instructors may be found in the UT Austin Directory.
- Bassoon - BSN 201: Prof. Kristin Jensen
- Clarinet - CLA 201: Instructor to be announced
- Double Bass - D B 201: Prof. DaXun Zhang
- Flute - FLU 201: Contact the TA: Meghan Bennett
- French Horn - F H 201: Prof. Pat Hughes
- Oboe - OBO 201: Prof. Rebecca Henderson
- Organ - ORG 201: Prof. Matthias Maierhofer
- Trumpet - TRU 201: Prof. Ray Sasaki
- Violoncello - V C 201: Prof. Bion Tsang
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 June 9, 2015. sjw