Dr. Busch holds degrees in Music History and Performance from the University of Washington and the D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, with Piano studies under Béla Siki, Randolph Hokanson, and Artur Balsam. He has appeared as performer in numerous solo, chamber music, and lieder recitals and is widely known among piano teacher organizations in the U.S. and Canada as lecturer, adjudicator, and presenter of master classes. On the Piano and Music History faculties at SUNY Potsdam since 1983, he has served on the board of directors of the New York Federation of Music Clubs, on the executive board of the New York State Music Teachers Association, and as Chair of Theory, History & Composition at Crane. Dr. Busch is also known to teachers and students nationally as author of a number of annotated Urtext editions of piano works, published by FJH Music in the FJH Classic Editions series.