"Cross-Cultural Communication in the Music Studio," by Kenneth Williams, was selected as the 2002 American Music Teacher Article of the Year. The article appeared in the August/September issue of AMT.
Williams, assistant professor of music at The Ohio State University, directs the master's and doctoral programs in piano pedagogy and coordinates the class piano program.
Williams is active in teaching and advising many international students pursuing advanced degrees in performance and pedagogy at Ohio State and has conducted research on the increasing mobility of students across national borders and the challenges and rewards of cross-cultural study in the arts, especially cross-cultural teacher training in a global society. This research led to the publication of his article on cross-cultural communication in AMT and an article in the 2001 issue of College Music Symposium titled, "International Students in the Performing Arts: Crossing Boundaries." He lectured on this topic at the 2000 international conference of the European Piano Teachers Association, held at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, and at the 2002 meeting of the International Society for Music Education, held in Stavanger, Norway. …