Douglas BushLecturer, Assistant Director of Bands
Area of Focus: Bands
Douglas W. Bush is the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His responsibilities include visual design for the Cornhusker Marching Band, conducting the campus bands and the Big Red Express, teaching music education courses, supervising student teachers, and assisting with the administration of all university bands.
Bush received his B.M.E. from the University of Kentucky (1981), where he studied visual design with Gordon Henderson and trumpet with Vincent DiMartino, and received his M.M. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2002). Prior to his appointment as assistant director, Bush served as a lecturer in music education. Before joining the faculty at Nebraska, Bush spent 20 years as a high school band director in Kentucky and Ohio. His concert and marching bands received consistent superior ratings, and performed in Cincinnati, Morgantown, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Indianapolis, Washington D.C. and Toronto.
Bush has studied wind conducting with Carolyn Barber, William H. Clarke, Paula Crider, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, James Croft, Larry Rachlef, John Whitwell, Rodney Winther, and Arthur Weisberg. His affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Music Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Nebraska Bandmasters, Nebraska Music Educator's Association, the Music Educator's National Conference, and Central States Judges Association. He is an active clinician, arranger, visual designer and adjudicator throughout the mid-west.