Butler School of Music
Nancy Burton Garrett

Nancy Burton Garrett

Professor of Piano

Office (Primary):
MRH 4.176

UT Address:
Butler School of Music

2406 Robert Dedman Dr., stop E3100
Austin, TX 78712-1555


Nancy Burton Garrett Professor of Piano has been a member of the piano faculty since 1965. Garrett was the First Prize winner of the G. B. Dealey Competition, first prize winner of the KRBE National Piano Competition and has won numerous other awards including a Fulbright Award for study in London, and Finalist Diploma in the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy. Critically acclaimed as "a very important pianist", she has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, Mexico and Taiwan.

Also an accomplished fortepianist, Garrett has, since 1991 been teaching and performing with 18th and 19th century fortepianos. A member of Duo Cristofori with Penelope Crawford she has appeared in duo-fortepeiano and four-hand recitals in major U.S. cities and festivals, including the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln center, Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and the International Festival Institute at Round Top, Texas.

Garrett students have performed in Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, Europe, Mexico, and China and hold teaching positions in universities and colleges throughout the United States. Garrett received the BM with Distinction and Performer's Certificate from Eastman and the MM from the University of Texas. She has also studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Her teachers include Cecile Genhart, Dalies Frantz, Leonard Shure, Silvio Scionti, Ilona Kabos, and Charles Rosen