The Sarah and Ernest Butler Houston Grand Opera Studio

This is where voices are found, music is made, and opera careers begin. Every year, the Butler Studio provides eight to twelve emerging opera artists the chance to study and perform with world-class teachers, staff, and performers as they embark on their journey to the spotlight.



Faculty & Staff


Butler Studio Alumni

become a studio artist

Joining Butler Studio is the next step into the spotlight for opera professionals. With full access to world-class teachers, staff, and performers, the program’s vocal artists and pianists have the opportunity to find growth on and off stage. 

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young artist vocal academy

The Young Artist Vocal Academy was established in 2011 to develop the most talented artists at the undergraduate level.