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Welcome to the Butler School of Music!

Located in the heart of Austin, Texas, we offer an array of degree programs from the bachelors to doctoral level. We invite you to explore and apply to join our vibrant community!

Jeff Hellmer

As an integral part of the thriving Austin music scene, the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music offers a wide array of programs that prepare artists, thinkers, and teachers to make profound contributions to the music world and beyond through engaging study and exceptional performances. Thank you for exploring the Butler School’s many remarkable creations, brought to you by our world-class faculty and imaginative students. I’m grateful to be a part of this welcoming community. 


Jeff Hellmer
Interim Director, Butler School of Music
The University of Texas at Austin



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An outstanding education at a reasonable cost! Learn more about tuition, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance that make The University of Texas at Austin even more affordable. 


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