Karel Butz is a Houston-based violinist and composer. He has performed in the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestra Institute, and Spoleto Festival USA. He taught violin for the Indiana University String Academy, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, and served as adjunct violin faculty at Purdue University. His book Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom is published by Oxford University Press.
Mr. Butz previously taught orchestra in Indiana and Texas. His orchestras have performed at The Midwest Clinic and have received several state and national awards including being named the 2019 Texas State Honor Orchestra, 2019 Houston Orchestra Cup Winner, and National Honor Orchestra Winners in Foundation for Music Education Mark of Excellence Competition. Mr. Butz graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with degrees in music education and violin performance.