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Fred Buda

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Fred Buda Adjunct Faculty



Educational Background

B.M., Boston University. Recordings on RCA, Kapp-Polydor, Columbia, Deutsche Grammophon, CBS. Former chair of percussion at Berklee College of Music, currently Percussion Faculty of University of Massachusetts Lowell.


Fred Buda is a retired member of and set drummer for the Boston Pops after 35+ years, and timpanist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra. He has performed under most major conductors. An alumnus of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band and the Woody Herman Band, Buda leads the Jazz Pops All-Stars Ensemble, Jazz Pops Swing Ensemble and the Fred Buda String Quartet. He is a Yamaha clinician and supervisor of orchestral personnel for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Theatre in Boston, MA.