William H. Budai
Dr. William Budai, NCTM, is associate professor of piano and associate dean of the School of Music at Campbellsville University (Kentucky), where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate piano and piano pedagogy classes, as well as class piano and music literature. Previously, he taught piano at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) and served as the executive director of the IUPUI Music Academy, a community music school affiliated with IUPUI. He holds degrees from Central Michigan University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Oklahoma, where he studied piano with Dr. Edward Gates and piano pedagogy with Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. Reid Alexander.
Dr. Budai remains active in the field of piano pedagogy with presentations and workshops at numerous conferences, including the College Music Society’s National Conference, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Conference, and the Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference. He is currently president of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association. Dr. Budai performs frequently as a collaborative artist with the faculty of Campbellsville University and serves as music director and pianist for his local church. In addition, Dr. Budai has worked several summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, teaching group piano and piano ensemble classes.