Teresa Bowers is a member of the faculty of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College where she teaches flute, flute literature and pedagogy, performs in the resident faculty ensemble, the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet, coaches chamber music and serves as chair of the woodwind area. She is the Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach for the conservatory. Dr. Bowers is a frequent performer as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician and is sought after as a teacher and adjudicator.
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. She had a lengthy career as a church musician and served as president of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.
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 D.M.A. 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. She holds memberships in the National Flute Association, Flute Society of Washington, and American Choral Directors Association.