Butler’s Instrumental music department offers you the opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles including concert band, several jazz and pop groups, and big band. It isn’t necessary to be a music major to audition for the department’s many ensembles or scholarships. Butler’s vocal music department offers you the opportunity to study and participate in numerous musical and performing groups. You’ll learn several different musical styles through individual voice instruction and performance classes. Butler offers you performance opportunities through one of many performing groups. An audition is required for choreographed groups, but auditions are open to all regardless of major.
Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.
Tour and perform as a member of:
- A Capella Group
- Chamber Singers
- Concert Choir
- Headliner’s Showchoir
- Other Small Ensembles
- Butler Ladies-Women’s Ensemble
- Pep Band
- Concert Band
- Jazz Band
- Show Band
- Barbershop Quartets
Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished pianist, Butler has keyboard classes to help you develop your playing skills. The keyboard department offers you special classes in accompanying ensembles. Private instruction is also available. Students interested in applying for music scholarships should contact the music department.
Prospective teachers should take BS 160 , General Psychology, and ED 206 , Introduction to Teaching. A math course above College Algebra may be required at some transfer institutions.
Prospective vocal music majors should consider taking courses in dance and acting. Student who intend to minor in music should take Music Theory (1-4), performance Ensembles, Applied Music, Piano Proficiency, and Aural Skills.
Valerie Lippoldt Mack
Vocal Music and Dance Chair
Office: BOE 714