2020 Midwest Clinic Performance

The 2020 Midwest Clinic (Virtual Event) will feature an archived video performance of my full orchestra piece, McCormick Fanfare (2009).  This performance features Dr. Soo Han conducting the Carmel High School Symphony Orchestra at the 2009 Midwest Clinic.

This year’s performance of McCormick Fanfare will occur on “Day 2, Block 3” of the virtual Midwest Clinic.  Click HERE for more information about the 2020 Midwest Clinic schedule.

McCormick Fanfare is available for purchase from Musica Propria, Inc. and all other major music retail companies.  More information HERE.

Order ‘Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom’

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Karel Butz’s string text Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom (Oxford University Press, 2019) is now available for $36.95(USD) paperback and $105.00(USD) hardcover. E-book format is also available. The text also includes a companion website that includes several videos of Butz demonstrating pedagogical concepts in the classroom.

“A wonderfully accessible book: conversational in style, offering clear, applicable teaching strategies lodged firmly within the pedagogical canon and reflecting the latest research and best practices. With its emphasis on individual student development as a foundation for ensemble development, the book lays out a sequential approach, from the most basic building blocks to advanced musical concepts. Butz reminds the reader that technical growth should be viewed through the lens of music itself and ‘the euphoric effect of music [should be our] chief motivating factor’ as the end goal is lifelong musicianship of our students. Bravo!” — Kasia Bugaj, Florida State University