Butler Youth Jazz Program
The Butler Youth Jazz Program (BYJP) seeks to provide a
demanding yet fun performance-based education in the great American
art form of jazz. These ensembles (jazz combos in the fall and jazz
ensembles in the spring) are intended for the most interested
students as a supplemental experience to the jazz education
provided by the fine directors of the region. The BYJO will perform
one concert per semester on the Butler University campus.
Students will enjoy a stimulating ensemble experience with
like-minded students from the area. They will develop new musical
skills and leadership capabilities through which to enrich their
For fall semester: Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-4 pm
For spring semester: Sunday, Jan. 27, 1-4 pm
Brochure and Registration
Fee: $145 per student, per 8-week session.
Rehearsals are held on Sundays, 1-3 pm
Tuition is due at the first rehearsal. Please make checks payable
to Butler University.
Need-based scholarships are available; click here for Scholarship Application
Saxophonist Matt Pivec has performed with some of the great
artists of jazz and popular music including: Ray Charles, The
Temptations, Peter Erskine, Maria Schneider, the Rochester
Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and the national touring companies of
"Hairspray," "42nd Street" and "The Producers."
Matt received the doctor of musical arts (saxophone performance
and literature) and master of music (jazz studies and contemporary
media) degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
Matt received the bachelor of music education degree from the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Currently, Matt is the director of Jazz Studies at Butler