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Angela Brand Butler, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music

Office Phone: (951) 343-4435
E-mail: abrand@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Hawkins 203
Office Hours:

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

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
Conversational German:

* Pomona College


Research, Presentations, & Publications

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 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