From the Butler School


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From the Butler School presents the best performances from student musicians in the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas – Austin. Composer-conductor Dan Welcher is producer and host of this program.

Host - Dan Welcher

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A much sought-after speaker who is known for making contemporary music intelligible to lay listeners, Welcher hosted a weekly radio program called "Knowing The Score" on KMFA from 1999 to 2009. This program won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Classical Broadcasting.  He now hosts the weekly program “From The Butler School” on KMFA.   Dan Welcher holds the Lee Hage Jamail Regents Professorship in Fine Arts at the Butler School of Music (The University of Texas at Austin), where he directs the New Music Ensemble.

Dan Welcher's catalogue now numbers well over 100 works in every conceivable genre, including three operas, seven concertos, five symphonies; plus vocal literature, piano solos, and various kinds of chamber music. Born in 1948 in Rochester, New York, Dan Welcher is one of the most-played composers of his generation. He has won numerous awards and prizes from institutions such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Reader's Digest/Lila Wallace foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Meet The Composer, The MacDowell Colony, The Camargo Foundation, The Corporation at Yaddo, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, the American Music Center, and ASCAP.  

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