Dr. Jay Butterfield

Director of Vocal Development and Section Leader (Bass)

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, 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!