About Instrumental Music

Uncover your talent for enriching the world.

If you’ve ever played a musical instrument, you know it’s a talent that can be both rewarding and challenging to develop. Whether your instrument is a trumpet or a bass guitar, the skills you hone to become a trained musician will pay dividends for a lifetime. Whether you make music your career or not, the world will be a better place with your music in it.

Butler is a great place for both novice and more experienced students to learn their instruments. We offer instruction in traditional band instruments, keyboards and jazz. Our classes are small enough to give you the individual instruction that is so critical to develop your skills. We also provide plenty of performing ensembles to develop as an artist in concert, pep bands and a number of jazz and pop groups.

Music is for everyone.

You don’t have to be a music major to be a part of the music we make here at Butler. We encourage everyone with a desire to play to get involved, either by learning an instrument in our classes or auditioning to perform in one of our performing ensembles. We also encourage you to apply for one of a substantial number of scholarships we have available to cover tuition and books.

Many of our students decide to continue their studies at four-year colleges, and the credits they earn at Butler go with them. We take a lot of pride in their continued success. That’s because we know that in addition to teaching them their instrument, we also gave them an enthusiasm for music that will endure throughout their lives.

Your degree in Instrumental Music can lead to a career in:

  • Music Composition and Arrangement
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Performance Arts
  • Theatre