Kenneth Williams, associate professor, directs the graduate programs in piano pedagogy and coordinates the class piano program. He holds the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University where he studied with Donald Isaak and piano pedagogy with Frances Larimer. He also holds graduate degrees from the University of Maryland in piano performance and Arizona State University in piano performance and pedagogy. Since 1997 Dr. Williams has been a member of the summer music faculty at the Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan.
As active performer, adjudicator and author, his articles on topics related to piano teaching and teacher training have appeared in American Music Teacher, Piano Quarterly, Clavier, Keyboard Companion, The Proceedings of the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy and College Music Symposium. He has presented clinics and lecture-recitals for state and national meetings of The Music Teachers National Association. Dr. Williams researches enrollment trends among international students in music and cross-cultural teaching in music performance. During the summer of 2000 he presented a lecture on training pianists to teach in diverse cultures at the International Conference of the European Piano Teachers Association in Budapest, Hungary.
Featured Professional Activities
- Visiting Lecturer, the University of Oklahoma
- Teacher of the Year, Ohio Music Teachers Association
- Article of the Year Award, Music Teachers National Association