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!
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Instruction - Bassoon

Bassoonist Alexander Onieal has held positions with the New Mexico Philharmonic and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Opera Southwest, Performance Santa Fe, Lubbock Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, and the Williamsburg (VA) Symphony. Alexander holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University. His primary teachers include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Judith LeClair, and Jeffrey Keesecker.

 

Alexander has toured with the Castleton Festival Orchestra in Muscat, Oman and on the West Coast of the United States with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. As a chamber musician he has performed at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Chatter Sunday, Juilliard ChamberFest, with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's educational ensemble, and at various venues across the country. He has attended numerous summer programs including the Crested Butte Music Festival, Castleton Festival, Bowdoin International Festival, Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Hidden Valley Music Seminars, and the Eastern Music Festival. After maintaining a successful private studio in Albuquerque, NM for three years Alexander will begin to teach in Austin, TX this fall in Austin ISD and Leander ISD. When not performing or making reeds, he enjoys spending time with his one year old Border Collie mix, Summer.

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Ensemble - Clarinet, Composition, Jazz piano, Jazz saxophone, Music history theory tutoring, Saxophone

- Experienced participant in high level music making.

- Private saxophone instructor in Waco area for several years.

- Seasoned performer as a soloist, chamber ensemble, and large ensemble member.

I have a BM in music composition from Baylor University where I studied with Dr. Scott McAllister as well as saxophone with Dr. Michael Jacobson. If you are interested, I would like to invite you to visit my website, where you will find more specific about my musical background and who I am as a human being. 

Greg Newton Music

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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 - Violin

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

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Soloist - Trombone

I have had a wide experience of band, orchestra, and chamber playing, and very much enjoy playing in those types of groups as well. I love meeting new people though music, as well as having new musical experiences.

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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 - Percussion

I can play timpani or percussion. I own timpani, marimba, xylophone, snare drum, and various smaller concert and world percussion instruments.

Diana Loomer

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Soloist - Viola

M.M. Viola performance major offering solo viola performances for all events, such as church servies, weddings, funerals, etc.  Please contact for rates, as prices will vary based on location, time, and the amount of music to be prepared.

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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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Ensemble - Double bass, Jazz guitar, Jazz percussion drums

Classic and Contemporary Jazz for any occasion or event.

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