Robert Butts

Conductor ● Composer ● Educator

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Services Offered

Dr. Robert Butts is in demand as a leading orchestra/opera conductor, educator/lecturer and composer.

 If you would like to contact Dr. Butts about putting a concert together for you or your group, developing a lecture for you individually or for your oganization, or if you would like to commission a composition, please check the various offerings below or contact me here.

Private Lectures

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.  

Score Composition

Dr Butts is one of New Jersey's leading composers - creating works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and theater.

Conducting Services

Dr Butts is availble to guest conduct orchestra and opera performances.   His orchestral repertoire includes music of all periods, with a specialization in music of the 18th century as well as the music of composers such as Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and other romantic composers.   In recent years, he has premiered several contemporary compositions as well.


The music of Dr. Butts ranges from chamber music to opera.  His compositions are popular with musicians and audiences alike.