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Angela Brand-Butler, DMA

Professor, Early Music and Musicology
Conductor, CBU Chamber Orchestra

Angela Brand Butler holds a doctoral degree from the Claremont Graduate School in orchestral conducting specializing in 18th century works. During her doctoral studies, the American Symphony Orchestra League Young Conductor Competition awarded Angela Brand as one of their five conductors of note. Her teacher was Robert Spano now Principal Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival. She studied and performed a one-year post as a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Opera Conducting.  She also holds a double master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, in Performance and Education concentrating on harpsichord and direction of early music ensembles. Her undergraduate degree is in piano performance from Auburn University, where she studied with William Tamblyn.


Dr. Brand is a Professor in the Collinsworth School of Music where she teaches Chamber Music, Music History and Private Instruction. She is the founding member and conductor of the CBU String Ensemble and the CBU Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Brand is a harpsichordist, pianist, and violist. Her performances include the ensemble work with orchestras, accompanying and numerous accounts of continuo playing in the United States, Canada, England, and Europe.