Kristen Bugos joined the ETBU faculty in Fall 2011 as Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education. She teaches Introduction to Music Education, elementary music methods courses for music majors and elementary education majors, class piano, and piano pedagogy courses; supervises music student teachers, and is the faculty advisor for the ETBU chapter of NAfME Collegiate.
Dr. Bugos holds a Bachelor of Music in Education (instrumental/vocal combined emphasis; piano) from Houghton College, a Master of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. She has additional education in Orff-Schulwerk (Level 1) and Music Learning Theory (Gordon Institute for Music Learning Early Childhoood Levels 1 & 2 and Elementary General Music Level 1) and is permanently certified to teach Music K-12 in New York State.
Dr. Bugos taught elementary public school general/vocal music, 4th & 5th grade bands, and instrumental lessons for six years and has several additional years of experience with infant, toddler, and preschool music classes. Prior to coming to ETBU, she taught graduate courses as a graduate assistant at the University at Buffalo and undergraduate courses as an adjunct instructor at Houghton College. She also has worked as a church pianist/organist, church worship team leader, private piano teacher, accompanist for a variety of school and community ensembles and musical theatre productions, and presenter of professional development sessions for teachers.
Dr. Bugos is Membership Commission Chair for the Gordon Institute for Music Learning and a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Music Educators Conference.
Ph.D. (Music Education), University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Ed.M. (Education), Indiana Wesleyan University
B.M. (Music Education), Houghton College