Eric Butler

2022 Round Top Music Festival

Eric Butler
Clarinet
Rochester, NY
Eastman School of Music
Eric Butler 20, born in Mundelein, Illinois, is an undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music where he studies with Michael Wayne. Prior to attending Eastman, Eric participated in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and was a student at the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. Eric has attended programs including the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Brevard Music Center and the Pacific Crest Music Festival. In high school, Eric studied with Steve Cohen, professor of clarinet at Northwestern University. Eric is a first prize winner of the Discover Chamber Music Competition and the Walgreens Concerto Competition. He has been a featured soloist with the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra where he performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. He has also performed Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto at the Pacific Crest Music Festival in Dunsmuir, California.