Dr. Jay Butterfield

Music Director & Section Leader (Bass) - Parkside Harmony

A proud Lancaster, PA resident, Jay’s history and involvement with music is one of the reasons he is a founding member of Parkside Harmony.  Having earned his Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance along with a Master’s in Choral Conducting at IUP, he went on to receive his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Penn State University.  Along with a couple District quartet championships and serving as a Certified Singing Judge - Jay brings over 30 years of choral directing and music education experience to our chorus.


He is happily married to his wife, Anne and has two children - Lauren (a dentist) and Ben (a Blue Man).  And while he can be found scuba diving or sparring with a Taekwon-Do partner, his greatest joy comes from harmonizing!