Dr. William Budai is 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 most recently the College Music Society’s National Conference, and both the Kentucky and Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conferences. Dr. Budai frequently performs as a collaborative artist with the faculty of Campbellsville University, and has given performances and master classes across the United States, as well as Taiwan and South Korea. In addition, Dr. Budai has worked several summers at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, teaching group piano and piano ensemble classes.