Duane Botterbusch is a bassist, music educator and orchestra conductor. He is a member of both the Harrisburg and York Symphony Orchestras and is principal bassist of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Gettysburg Festival Orchestra, as well as the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Botterbusch, retired from public school teaching, taught secondary school strings and served as the Music Department Chair for the Gettysburg Area School District. His orchestras earned excellent competition ratings in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Toronto, Canada and the Bahamas. The former conductor of the Gettysburg College Orchestra, Mr. Botterbusch is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Gettysburg College where he teaches studio double bass, first year performance studies seminar and string methods classes. Botterbusch is Instructor of Double Bass at Shepherd University, where he is responsible for orchestral double bass studies. He is bass instructor and junior high orchestra director at the annual string orchestra camp at Messiah College. He has been a guest conductor throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Mr. Botterbusch earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Mansfield University and Master of Music Degree from West Chester University. Private double bass study included work at Ithaca College with Henry Neubert and Barry Green at the University of Cincinnati. In 1997 Mr. Botterbusch was chosen "Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year" by the Pennsylvania/Delaware chapter of the American String Teacher's Association. In April of 2005 he was awarded the "Outstanding Orchestra Director" award by the same organization. A past president of the Adams County Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association, Mr. Botterbusch holds membership in the American String Teacher's Association and the International Society of Bassists.
Duane A. Botterbusch
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.S., Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
M.M., West Chester University of Pennsylvania