David Bushouse, Associate Dean for Facilities and Infrastructure and professor of music, joined the KU music faculty in 1969. He holds music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the 15-week tour by the 1961 Michigan Symphony Band to ten cities in eight republics of the Soviet Union, Cairo, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cyprus, Istanbul, Athens, Bucharest and five cities in Poland. Previously he taught at Morehead State University as horn professor and assistant band director. He has a wide variety of playing and teaching experiences, including private studios in Michigan, Kentucky and Kansas. At KU he was conductor of the Varsity (now University) Band and assistant director of the marching band until 1979. As Director of the renowned Midwestern Music Camp since 1979, he coordinated the activities of hundreds of students from about 30 states each year in the Junior and Senior Divisions, as well as the KU Jazz Workshop and the KU Guard and Drum Major Camps. Over 25,000 campers attended the Camps under his directorship until he assumed the Music and Dance Department Associate Chair position in 2004. He became Associate Dean in the School of Music in 2011.
Mr. Bushouse helped found the Kansas Brass Quintet, and performed with the Kansas Woodwind Quintet and Kansas Woodwinds until 1996. Under his direction, the KU Horn Ensemble has performed at several KMEA conventions and in 1977 the 18 member KU Horn Ensemble performed for the Southwest MENC Convention. He was principal horn and soloist with the Lawrence Chamber Players, Lawrence City Band and the former Lawrence Symphony Orchestra. Professor Bushouse is the author of Practical Hints on Playing the Horn, published by Alfred (Belwin).