Bates Recital Hall, Music Building (MRH)

Specially designed for its excellent acoustics, Bates Recital Hall is a 700-seat venue that is capable of hosting everything from symphony orchestras, major choral presentations and concert bands to ensembles and solo recitals. The venue serves both performances by professional visiting musicians and recitals by Butler School of Music students and faculty members.

Find directions and parking information or during events call 512-475-7127.

2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin TX 78712




Upcoming Events

New Music Ensemble

Directed by Prof. Dan Welcher, this concert features several works by visiting composer David Ludwig. The ensemble will also play Ben Vogel's Chamber Suite...

10/24 7:30pm
Stephen Page, saxophone

Professor Stephen Page will play a classical saxophone recital with pianist Dr. Cameron Hoffman. Their repertoire will feature new music, including Gregory...

10/25 7:30pm
Symphony Orchestra

For this Halloween concert, interim director Ryan Kelly will conduct Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

10/31 7:30pm
Wind Ensemble

Prof. Jerry Junkin leads the Wind Ensemble in a program celebrating Leonard Bernstein in what would have been his 100th year. The ensemble will be joined by...

11/4 4pm
Virtuoso Horn Duo

"Hailed as the Virtuoso Horn Duo, Kristina Mascher and Kerry Turner wowed the audience with their wonderful tonal qualities and highly accomplished, polished...

11/7 7:30pm

Recent Events

Symphony Band


Rick Rowley, piano


Jazz Orchestra


Recent Activity

Shen Wenqing

Shen Wenqing left a positive review 10/11/2018

I love the Jazz Ochestra performance. Sometimes it’s intense and happy, and it can be gentle and blue and mellow. I hope to appreciate these shows more often. Thanks for your excellent performance and good luck to you muscicians!

Suzanne L Krause

Suzanne L Krause left a positive review 10/14/2017

Wonderful musicians. I liked how she spoke to the audience about her work and the violin's history; very humble and relatable.

Karina Marianne Lemanczyk

Karina Marianne Lemanczyk left a negative review 1/20/2017

This event was canceled and we were not informed that it was. I drove all the way from home, found parking and stayed waiting for the event for over an hour. I would appreciate if the public receives an email or notice of some sort when and even gets canceled.

Dongxu He

Dongxu He left a positive review 10/10/2016

The concert was amazing! I love it

Luke T Berringer

Luke T Berringer posted a photo 5/2/2016

Jose M Gonzalez Roa

Jose M Gonzalez Roa left a positive review 2/16/2016

got there right at start time at which point the hall was at capacity.

Max Preglau

Max Preglau left a positive review 9/23/2015

perfect musicians, beautiful music

Brian E Graham-Moore

Brian E Graham-Moore left a positive review 9/2/2015

The music was excellently played on period instruments. The singing was performed beautifully. The theme of the program was well demonstrated. I hope they do more performances.

Bates Recital Hall, Music Building (MRH)

Bates Recital Hall, Music Building (MRH) posted a photo 3/17/2014