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Debbie Busch, Oboe/English Horn

Debbie Busch was trained by Louis Rosenblatt (former English horn in the Philadelphia Orchestra) and at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music (Wisconsin), not to mention the ongoing inspiration (and reed supply) from partner Peter Lemberg. She has played with Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. Her other occupation is in second language acquisition. She has advanced degrees from UCLA (applied linguistics), Cornell University (Japanese), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.). She taught oboe and English as a foreign language in Kobe, Japan for two years, and technical English at Czech Tech University in Prague for several months. She also managed the Persian-Farsi curriculum development project for the Defense Language Institute, and has trained language teachers for various international organizations and universities. She was most recently a consultant in the Language Policy and Leadership Office of the California Department of Education in Sacramento, where she monitored public school language programs for six years.