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Angela Brand Butler, D.M.A.

Professor of Music

Office Phone: (951) 343-4435
Office Location: Hawkins 203
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.M.A. Music/conducting/orchestral Claremont Graduate University 1995
M.Ed. Conducting/Harpsichord Bowling Green State University 1986
M.M. Orchestral Conducting Bowling Green State University 1986
B.M. Piano Performance Auburn University 1982
  • Additional Education

    Arts/Piano and voice
    Enterprise State Junior College

    Postgraduate work with the University of Wisconsin Opera

  • Courses Taught

    Music Theory I
    Music theory III
    Humanities (Core)
    Humanities Lab
    Ear Training Lab
    Piano (Applied Lessons)
    Class Piano I and II
    Music History II and III
    Opera Literature
    Opera History
    Orchestral Literature
    Piano Literature
    History of the Violin
    Piano Pedagogy
    Violin Pedagogy

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    *Application of keyboard in orchestral works
    *String Ensembles
    *Music Research
    *Music of the Church
    *German language

    15th and 16th century music of the theater

    Shakespearean Music
    Her research areas include performance practice (studying 16th century Shakespearean instrumental music), theater (presenting authentic play music for play productions) and chamber music (presentations of Marini violin sonatas). She has recently submitted materials for presentation and publication to the C. S. Lewis Foundation and the American Theater Communications Group. She has also presented at the College Music Society.

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Guest Conductor:
    *Loyola Marymount University
    *University of Arizona (Flagstaff)
    *University of California-Riverside
    *Mount San Jacinto College

    Conversational German:
    *Pomona College

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Music of Shakespeare
    Illuminated Chant
    Piano as an orchestral instrument
    Research and Presence: A guide to Musical Manuscripts

  • Church Membership & Activities

    St. Catherine's of Alexandria
    Volunteer and Sunday School instructor

    Accompanist at Hillsong Baptist Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Volunteer at Martin Luther King High School
    Golf team
    AP testing

    Volunteer pianist and music teacher for Riverside Unified School District

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Golf, hiking, swimming and travel

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Music is 10 percent talent and 90 percent hard work." - Beverly Sills, opera singer

    Divine teaching, ethical service and loving kindness, these are the pillars the ancients taught us.