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
M.M. and M.Ed. Conducting and harpsichord Bowling Green State University
B.M. Piano Performance Auburn University
A.A Associate Arts Enterprise State Junior College
  • Additional Education


    Arts/Piano and voice

    Enterprise State Junior College


    Post Graduate 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 CS Lewis Foundation and the American Theater Communications Group. She has also presented at the College Music Society.

  • Teaching Experience

    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.