Prof. 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, Women’s Choir, and Camerata (a vocal chamber ensemble), and teaches conducting and choral methods.
The Gettysburg College Choir and Camerata have toured widely in the eastern United States and internationally, with recent excursions to Nicarauga, Brazil, Canada, and Puerto Rico. They have toured to Nicaragua on three occasions since 2000, using a model that combines performance with service-learning and cultural immersion. The College Choir has also brought service learning closer to home, with benefit concerts in 2013 for Hurricane Sandy relief, and in 2014 for communities with food security issues. 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 PA chapter of ACDA. 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.
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A., University of California at Santa Cruz
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music