Teresa Bowers is Assistant Professor at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College where she teaches flute, performs in the resident faculty ensemble, the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet, coaches chamber music and serves as chair of the woodwind area.
As a chamber musician, she collaborates with as members of the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet in concerts throughout the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, they have been asked to perform for the National Association of Music Educators Eastern Division Conference in Hartford , CT, and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference and the Northeastern Division College Music Society conference. She also performs frequently with classical guitarist James Hontz and harpists Elizabeth Asmus and Molly Hahn,. She is principal flutist with the Metta Ensemble and has served as principal flute for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Harrisburg Opera Orchestra, and has performed with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Bowers is a frequent recitalist and most recently appeared at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair performing the flute music of Cecilia McDowall. She has performed for the National Flute Association at their annual convention. She is a member of the National Flute Association and the Flute Society of Washington.
Dr. Bowers is the editor of the newly released collection, Pipings: New Music for Flute and Organ published by Augsburg Fortress; the volume contains new works that she commissioned as well as existing music for flute and organ never before published. She performed the premiere of this collection with organist Felix Hell in 2011 and collaborated with organist Bruce Neswick in a recently released recording of these new pieces, also called Pipings.
Previously, Dr. Bowers taught flute, flute pedagogy and chamber music at Lebanon Valley College where she was also Co-Director of the Church Music Institute, responsible for developing curriculum as well as teaching choral conducting and choral literature. From 1995-1998 she served as Associate Director for Worship and Music Education for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America where her responsibilities included developing educational opportunities and resources for parish musicians, pastors and lay persons throughout the country.
Dr. Bowers is an active conductor, serving as artistic director of the twenty-voice chamber choir, Bel Voce and the Music Gettysburg! Festival Choir. She has served as conductor of the Harrisburg Choral Society and the Cithara Women’s Choir. Dr. Bowers was selected as one of fourteen conducting fellows at the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmut Rilling in 2001.
Teresa Bowers has studied flute with John Krell, Donald McGinnis, Ronald Waln, William Bennett and Julius Baker and conducting with Paul Traver, Donald McGinnis, Joseph Flummerfelt and Frauke Haussman. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. She received the M.M. from The Ohio State University and the B.M.E. degree from Susquehanna University.
B.M.E., Susquehanna University
M.M., Ohio State University
D.M.A., University of Maryland