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A Man, a Plan, and a Flaming Trombone [Watch]

Can’t see this video? Click here. What has a brass bell, a mellifluous tone, and shoots flames 26 feet into the air? That would be Valentin Guerin’s trombone. A...

 
 

String Theory

A young girl picks up her violin, steps up to the microphone in the center of the small stage in her school’s cafeteria, and excitedly begins her speech. She...

 
 

Viva el Mariachi

The UT campus is quiet in the summer, but not at the Butler School of Music—where the second-annual Longhorn Mariachi Camp filled the halls with joyful noise. Ten...

 
 

Meet Mary Ellen Poole, the Butler School’s New Director

Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will be the next director of UT’s Butler School of Music. Her position as director, as...

 
 

For the Love of the Bassoon [Watch]

Very few people find their life’s calling at age 7. Sarah Vogts is one of them. When Sarah Vogts was a second-grader in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, she watched...

 
 

A Century of Making Music

To honor its 100th anniversary, the Butler School of Music has planned a full year of pomp and circumstance. On Dec. 4, the world-renowned Miró Quartet and The...

 
 

UT’s Butler School to Host the “Olympics of Violin”

Whether Austin will end up getting the X Games is still up in the air, but UT just scored the world’s most elite violin competition. From Feb. 21-March 2,...

 
 

Organ Transplant

When the late Gerre Hancock, celebrated organist and UT sacred music professor, walked the halls of UT as a student in the ’50s, the College of Fine Arts was...

 
 

Holocaust Music Symposium: Sounds of Tragedy and Hope

While imprisoned at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, Viktor Ullmann composed Der Kaiser von Atlantis, a one-act opera he scribbled on the back of prisoner...

 
 

Butler School Announces New Music Academy for Community

Even within what’s considered the Live Music Capital of the World, there has sometimes been a divide between the Austin music community and The University of Texas’...

 
 
 
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