Karen Botterbusch plays flute and piccolo with the Harrisburg and York Symphony Orchestras as well as the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on several occasions. Other solo appearances by Mrs. Botterbusch include Music Gettysburg!, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Gettysburg and Adams County Bicentennial Bands, and the Lyric Band of Hanover. She has performed with the Hershey Theater Pit Orchestra, the Harrisburg Opera Orchestra, and many other organizations throughout South Central Pennsylvania.
Karen holds a Bachelors Degree, with honors, in Music Performance from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan she studied with Nelson Hauenstein, Keith Bryan, and Clement Barone, principal piccolo with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Botterbusch teaches flute and piccolo in her studio at home. She has been on the faculties of Elizabethtown, Wilson, and Messiah Colleges. Karen is a regular flute adjudicator throughout South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. She is an active member of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church and the American Association of University Women. Karen is married to string bass player Duane Botterbusch. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.