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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Soloist - Voice-mezzo-soprano

Isabella Dolande (Mezzo-Soprano) is a fourth-year Voice Performance major and Arts Administration minor at the University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music. She loves to sing all different kinds of genres, including opera/classical, showtunes, country/bluegrass, jazz, pop, and rock. Currently studying with Dr. Cynthia Morrow, she has appeared in the Butler Opera Center's productions of "Cosi fan Tutte," Mark Adamo's "Little Women," and "Suor Angelica," and sings Alto I in UT’s elite Chamber Singers choir. Isabella has also been coached by Stacy Strakowski (Dept. of Theatre and Dance) and Rick Rowley for musical theatre showtunes and popular genres. Most recent highlights include the Queen in Travis Nance's world premiere staged reading of "Sofia," (Butler School of Music), Ensemble in Disney’s "Mary Poppins" (Georgetown Palace Theatre), Charlotte Malcom in Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" (scenes, Butler Opera Center), lead Bluegrass singer in the Heifetz Hootenannies (Staunton, VA), featured soloist in Steven Bryant's "All Stars are Love" (UT Symphony Band), and featured vocal soloist/inaugural vocal ensemble (Alto I) in the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. This spring, Isabella played her first lead operatic role as Zemfira in Rachmaninoff’s one-act opera, "Aleko" (Russian Speakers Society of Austin). The production was met with praise and acclaim from Society members.

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Instruction - Clarinet

Julie Yu is a clarinet teacher in the Austin and surrounding areas. She has experience with teaching young children to adults and offers customizable classes to fit every schedule and budget. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor Univerisfy and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Instruction - Viola

M.M. Viola Performance Major, offering private or group lessons to all levels of violists, and beginning and intermediate violinists; all ages.  Although I am a trained violist, but I have had successful violin students as well.  In the past three years, I have maintained a studio of about 20 students, as well as taught in publuc school, taught group classes, at summer camps, and more.  Each of my students are at the top of their sections in youth orchestras as well as at school.  In lessons, students will learn using Suzuki books and the Dorothy Delay Practice Breakdown (as used by Sarah Chang).  My mission as a teacher is to show students how to work hard and pay attention to details, which will build confidence, making them a stronger player and a better person.  These skills can then be applied to all aspects of life, even outside of music.  Private lessons are $40 per hour.  Please contact for rates on group instruction.

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Soloist - Flute-piccolo

Paulo Santos is a native Austinite and an up and coming member of the Austin music scene. He regularly plays classic and contemporary jazz, funk, and brass band music in particular. Paulo is starting his second year at the Butler School of Music at UT Austin in the Jazz Performance field.

Paulo is also an avid woodwind doubler, playing saxophone and flute regularly.

He currently performs in both the UT Jazz Orchestra, and AIME (Alternative Improvisational Music Ensemble), two of the flagship ensembles of the UT Jazz department.

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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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Instruction - Classical-piano

Yunjin Lee is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with Gregory Allen. She received her Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music as a student of Enrico Elisi. She was the recipient of a Graduate Award (Studio Accompanist) at the Eastman School of Music. She received Bachelor of Music degree from the Yonsei University, where she was offered a scholarship for academic excellence while studying under the tutelage of Bong-Ae Shin. Yunjin also received scholarships from the Globetech Eng. Graduate program in 2014. She won numerous prizes in competitions including East Coast International Competition, American Protégé International Piano and Strings competition, Seoul Youth Chamber Music competition, Buam competition, Seoul Music competition, Chopin International competition in Asia. She performed in Texas, New York City, Cincinnati and Rochester, and took part in the Texas State International Piano Festival in 2015, College-Conservatory of Music Piano Festival - Art of the Piano in 2016 with a full scholarship. Yunjin Lee has taught lessons over 6 years. She loves to working and sharing music with various students. Currently she is working as a instructor in the Piano Project at University of Texas at Austin and Group Piano Class Oak Hill Elementary, Boone Elementary, and Hill Elementary.

 

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Ensemble - Double bass, Jazz percussion drums, Jazz piano, Jazz saxophone

Jazz quartet or trio for any event. Led by Paulo Santos (saxophone).

Straght-ahead and contemporary jazz.

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Ensemble - Jazz percussion drums, Jazz piano, Jazz saxophone, Jazz trumpet

Blending together music from all around the world in one set, High Standards will play tunes that will keep you on your toes. From Swing to Be-Bop, from Brazilian to Funk, from Folk to Middle Eastern- we have it all! 

Whether you need a loud high energy group or some dinner party jazz, High Standards will collaborate with you to make sure your event is the one you pictured it to be. 

High Standards

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Soloist - Jazz-piano

Hailing from suburban Houston, Thomas Wenglinski is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and third-year Jazz Composition major at the University of Texas at Austin. Thomas was exposed to a variety of musical influences from an early age, and by the time he finished high school, he had written and performed several compositions with both his peers and professional musicians.

In his two years at the University of Texas, Thomas has premiered thirteen compositions/arrangements for the school's big bands, in addition to professionally arranging for ensembles such as the brazilian big band Banda Urbana. In July of 2017, the UT Jazz Orchestra performed his composition "AustiNite" at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He is currently is in his second year as the band's pianist.

Thomas regularly cites Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi, Joe Henderson, Milton Nascimento, Kenny Wheeler, Red Garland, Keith Jarrett, and Lyle Mays as his main musical influences.

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Soloist - Classical-piano

Yunjin Lee is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with Gregory Allen. She received her Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music as a student of Enrico Elisi. She was the recipient of a Graduate Award (Studio Accompanist) at the Eastman School of Music. She received Bachelor of Music degree from the Yonsei University, where she was offered a scholarship for academic excellence while studying under the tutelage of Bong-Ae Shin. Yunjin also received scholarships from the Globetech Eng. Graduate program in 2014. She won numerous prizes in competitions including East Coast International Competition, American Protégé International Piano and Strings competition, Seoul Youth Chamber Music competition, Buam competition, Seoul Music competition, Chopin International competition in Asia. She performed in Texas, New York City, Cincinnati and Rochester, and took part in the Texas State International Piano Festival in 2015, College-Conservatory of Music Piano Festival - Art of the Piano in 2016 with a full scholarship. 

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