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What will I learn?

Butler’s Instrumental music department offers you the opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles including concert band, several jazz and pop groups, and big band. It isn’t necessary to be a music major to audition for the department’s many ensembles or scholarships. Butler’s vocal music department offers you the opportunity to study and participate in numerous musical and performing groups. You’ll learn several different musical styles through individual voice instruction and performance classes. Butler offers you performance opportunities through one of many performing groups. An audition is required for choreographed groups, but auditions are open to all regardless of major.

Tour and perform as a member of:

  • A Capella Group
  • Pep Band
  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Headliner’s Showchoir
  • Show Band
  • Other Small Ensembles
  • Barbershop Quartets
  • Butler Ladies-Women’s Ensemble

Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished pianist, Butler has keyboard classes to help you develop your playing skills. The keyboard department offers you special classes in accompanying ensembles. Private instruction is also available.

Prospective vocal music majors should consider taking courses in dance and acting. Student who intend to minor in music should take Music Theory (I-IV), performance Ensembles, Applied Music, Piano Proficiency, and Aural Skills.

Which department am I in?

Division of Career and Technical Education

Study options

Full Time (68-74 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$5,328.00 (3,96,239) per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

Butler Community College

El Dorado Campus,

901 South Haverhill Road,

EL DORADO,

Kansas,

67042, United States

Full Time (68-74 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$5,328.00 (3,96,239) per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

McConnell Campus

EL DORADO,

Kansas,

67042, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education).

For international students

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education). If English is not an official language of your country or your English grade is below a “C” average, you will need to submit a document to meet our English proficiency requirement. This can be done through one of the following:

  • A minimum TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 500 or above on the written test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet test is required. The TOEFL institutional code for Butler is 6191.
  • Completion of the Advanced II level or higher at Wichita State University’s Intensive English Language Center. Students must have grades of C or better in all classes.
  • Academic credit of 12 hours or more from a U.S college or university or one year from a U.S. high school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  • The IELTS International English Language Testing System test is also acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL. An overall score of 5.0 is required for admission.
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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