Frank is the recipient of a $50,000 prize given every two years for achieved excellence in original music composition.
A love of historically-informed performance
We are very proud to announce the 2019 - 2020 undergraduate and graduate student recipients of the Rainwater Innovation Grants, as well as their exciting endeavors.
The Board of Directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has chosen the Butler School's Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition Christopher Trapani as one of only fifteen composers selected to receive 2019 Fromm commissions.
Current student and alum news!
If you ask a mariachi student about misconceptions around their art form, you’ll find no shortage of adjectives that seem to place it outside of professional realms.
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Charles Ball has been the head piano technician for The University of Texas at Austin music department since 1980; he will be retiring from work at the Butler School midway through the 2019–2020 academic year.
When Andrew Stoltz was hired as the Butler School’s recording services manager in 2018, the Live Room — as it’s now called — was an underutilized audio storage space that had fallen into disrepair. But Stoltz saw something that could be central to the recording department, and also fill a gap in the school’s performance spaces: Not a control room, not a recital hall, but a space for sessions.