Meet Maestro Robert W. Butts — Composer

Dr. Robert W. Butts has shared his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of music through his work as conductor, composer, educator, writer, and lecturer.

Maestro Butts has composed music since he was still a teenager, alternating between writing songs and instrumental compositions. He often writes both the lyrics and the music in his songs and theater works.

  • Was twice a finalist in the Traynor Composition Competition
  • Symphony #1—The Joshua Symphony was commissioned by the Plaut family, premiered in 2014
  • Composed The Triangle as part of Atlanta Opera’s 24 Hour Opera Project
  • Operas have been performed by Eastern Opera Company and In Mid Air Productions
  • Mark Twain and the General and The Cask of Amontillado were performed at The National Opera Center in New York City—2015
  • Saturnalia Strings was premiered in Crema, Italy—2015
  • Early Morning Suite for classical guitar was premiered by Stanley Alexandrowicz in London, England in 2015
  • Two Movements for Piano was premiered by Lynn Czae in Paris, France in 2016
  • For Information and video clips of his compositions, please click here.

Score Compsitions

Dr Butts is one of New Jersey's leading composers — creating works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and theater. He has composed several works on commission for special occasions - including chamber music works as special birthday presents.

Other Talents

Maestro Butts is also an accomplished conductor and educator.

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Awards & Honors

  • Artist of the Year - 2019 - New York Classical Music Society
  • Exemplary Leader Award - 2019 - Morris County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tourism Award - 2016 - Morris County Tourism Bureau
  • Comcast Newsmaker—2015—Comcast
  • 2015 Honored Artist—2015—The American Prize
  • Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—2011—The American Prize
  • Arts Professional of the Year—2003—Arts Council of the Morris Area
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