Dr. Robert W. Butts

Robert W. Butts

Title: Adjunct Music Faculty
Phone: 973-290--


  • B.S. - Music Education, Montclair State University
  • M.A. Musicology, University of Iowa
  • DMA Conducting, The American Conservatory of Music, Chicago

Classes taught at CSE:

  • Music History courses, composition, conducting, orchestration

Recent musical accomplishments/concerts/awards:

  • 2011 American Prize Citation for Music Education and Outreach Accomplishments
  • 2011 and 2012 American Prize for Orchestral and Opera Conducting
  • 2013 Presented paper for The American Musicological Society Opera Session at The Metropolitan Opera
  • 2013 Invited composer for Atlanta Opera 24 Hour Opera Project
  • 2013 Conducted concert featuring my composition Mark Twain and the General at NJIT, Newark New Jersey as part of Technology and Society Forum
  • 2013 Named Artistic Director for Eastern Opera Company
  • Since 2008 have conducted 5-8 concerts annually at Dolan Hall with The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
  • 2011, 2012 - Conducted performances of Puccini and Mozart opera with The Opera Touring Company of New York
  • 2012 - presented paper on Alessandro Scarlatti's La Giuditta for Drew University Casperson School of Graduate Studies
  • 2010 - 2012 Premiered my and other compositions as Music Director for In Mid air Productions
  • 2011 - Director for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro with Atlantic Opera Festival