Discover the passion and pleasures of great music. Dr. Butts has created the series Concerts & Conversations, combining discussion of the music with excerpts from his critically acclaimed performances. Individually designed talks and courses are available for presentation to your library or church group, your school program, or privately for you and your friends.
Gioachino Rossini,Overture to La Gazza Ladra
|Other Sample Clips available for viewing|
|Beethoven - Symphony #8|
|Butts - The Tell-Tale Heart|
|Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto #1|
Dr. Butts is on the faculties of Montclair State University, Drew University and The College of Saint Elizabeth. He has presented pre-concert talks at Richardson Auditorium (Princeton), NJPAC, The State Theatre (New Brunswick) and the Nous Theatre (Blairstown).
Dr. Butts is a lecturer for The New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Dr. Butts has developed courses discussing the history of opera, Broadway musicals, film music, the symphony, the concerto, Baroque Music, Romantic Music, and Contemporary music. He has developed courses for Drew University Mini-Courses, Lifelong Learning at Caldwell College, Leisure Learning at The Bernanrds Township Library, The Westfield Library, Great Horizons, The Washington Township Library, The New Jersey Symphony, Elderhostel, The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Eastern Opera Company of New Jersey, New Jersey State Opera, and The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey.
"It was such a rewarding experience having you lead our opera group. I truly hope that it will become a permanent part of your very busy schedule. Your lectures stumulated us all. I have always valued your lectures, but having you in my home with a small group meant so very much to me. Thank you very much for enriching my life and my soul." Teri Kisilik
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