Dr. Robert Natter is associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Gettysburg College, where he has taught since 1998. He conducts the Gettysburg College Choir, Concert Choir, Audeamus (upper-voice choir), and Camerata (a vocal chamber ensemble), and teaches conducting.
The Gettysburg College Choir and Camerata have toured widely in the eastern United States and internationally, with recent excursions to Nicarauga, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Canada. They have toured to Nicaragua on four occasions since 2000, using a model that combines performance with cultural engagement. The College Choir has also brought service learning closer to home, with continuing efforts on tours to benefit local charities on issues such as food security. They have also performed for state conferences of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association.
Natter is active as a choral clinician and guest conductor in the region, and serves on the executive board for the Eastern Division of the American Choral Director's Association. He has been a leader in technology at Gettysburg College, creating and managing the recording facilities and technology lab for the conservatory. Natter earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in music from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a D.M.A. in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.