Faculty & Staff

John Buteyn, M.M. Music Technology

Clinical Assistant Professor / Director of Popular Music & Music Industry

  • Phone: 260-481-0526
  • Office: Sweetwater Music Center
  • E-mail: jbuteyn@pfw.edu

John M Buteyn is a producer, audio engineer, musician, and composer in Indiana.  He is the Director of Popular Music and Music Industry Programs, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Music at Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he is responsible for the administration and growth of the programs, our partnership with Sweetwater Sound, the management of the recording facilities, and our Avid Learning Partnership.  John teaches various courses in music production and recording, including Avid Certification courses.  His courses provide practical learning experiences to help his students thrive in today’s music industry.

John prides himself in providing honest and reliable production, tracking, mixing, and mastering.  He has been a musician and sound engineer for nearly his entire life and approaches each project with a fresh perspective and dedication to enhance the vision and goals of the artist.

John received his Master of Music in Music Technology from Georgia Southern University where he studied music technology, composition, and media arts with Dr. John Thompson.  John also holds Bachelor degrees in Music and Business Administration from Houghton College where he was mentored by Kevin Jackson in Recording Arts.

John has presented work at concerts and symposiums including the Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival at Transylvania University, and the Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium at Georgia Southern University. His performing music and engineering projects cover genres such as classical, folk, rock, pop and country, including artists The Afternoon Edition, Tough Old Bird, Derek Fields, Patrick, Barry, Pocket Vinyl, Bill John Newbrough, The Barry Brothers Band, Mike Zale, Jesse Sprinkle, Mozart Festival Opera, and Micah Kephart.

In addition to many album credits, Buteyn has a number of television/film credits including music featured on the theatrical trailer “Gimme Shelter” (Day Twenty-Eight Films; Rishon Films).  He is proud to be affiliated with Avid, Audio Engineering Society (AES), and Pi Kappa Lambda.