Dana Rothlisberger is Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at Towson University. He conducts the Symphonic Band and oversees all aspects of the band program. His teaching assignment in the Music Department includes methods courses in secondary instrumental music, instrumental conducting, and student intern supervision. He also teaches courses in graduate music education and serves as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Music Education degree.
Prior to his appointment to the faculty of Towson University in 1983, he served as Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Arizona. He was Director of Bands at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah from 1976 to 1980. Bands under his direction have received high acclaim have performed at several state and divisional conventions.
Rothlisberger has conducted master classes in conducting and rehearsal techniques across the United States and Canada, and he recently returned from a tour of China with members of the Towson University Band. While in China, he was the guest conductor of the Capital Normal University Symphonic Band in Beijing and the Shanghai Vocational School of CAAC Band.
Rothlisberger holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce), and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Maryland.