The Butler School of Music no longer provides printed programs for student recitals. Students should plan to create and print their own programs.
The school offers optional program templates to get you started. You are not required to use these templates, and are free to create your own design if you prefer.
We offer two different types of templates: simple templates that are easy to create in a Word document, and Canva templates.
Canva is an online design tool that offers a powerful free account tier. You can get a free account at Canva.com
Our Canva templates can be downloaded into any free Canva account, and can be edited and downloaded for print for free. Canva templates include the Butler School Logo and use official Butler School branding and typefaces. they more closely resemble the programs Butler School offers for ensemble programs. If you are familiar with Canva, or are handy with other forms of design software, we recommend using the Canva templates to create your program.
Canva templates are created as half-sheet programs that print side-by-side on a full sheet of letter-sized paper. These need to be cut after printing.
To use the Canva Templates, first create a free Canva account if needed, then log in to the web app, or download the desktop app (recommended) for Mac or for Windows or the mobile app for iOS or Android. Then click on one of below links to download the template directly into your Canva account.
Solo Recital Template
for Junior, Senior, Masters, DMA I, DMA II, recognition recitals, and chamber music recitals in which only one performer is receiving recital credit
Joint DMA Chamber Recital Template
for chamber recitals in which more than one performer is receiving recital credit
Word templates are simple, easy to fill out documents that are less stylized than Canva templates, but quicker and easier to produce. They include the Butler School logo, but do not use official Butler School typefaces. If you are unfamiliar with Canva and don’t have any experience with other graphic layout tools or design software, the Word templates are easier to create and print. There are both full page and half-page templates.
The Butler School has an official writing style guide for programs. We recommend you use this guide in preparing your recital program.
Recommended Print Quantities
We recommend you plan to have a minimum of 40 printed programs at your recital.
Students should submit a digital PDF of their final Program to be archived in the school’s permanent archive. You can submit your program here.
If you have questions about the process or your specific concert program, contact the BSOM’s marketing designer, Nathan Russell.