About the School
William Hayden

Retired Music Faculty
Email: wphayden@usf.edu

William Hayden taught college music majors from 1976 to his retirement in 2018. His areas of expertise include violin and viola performance, chamber music, string pedagogy, orchestral conducting, and music literature. As an administrator at USF, he was previously Coordinator of Advising for the College of The Arts for three years and Associate Director of the School of Music for five years.

Prior to his tenure at USF, he served as Director of Strings and Orchestras at Houghton College, Liberty University, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Hayden was a recipient of the prestigious Teaching Incentive Award of Florida's State University System for his excellence in undergraduate teaching in 1994. He was selected for the Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award at USF in 1999 and 2004.

Hayden completed his Doctor of Arts (D.A.) degree in violin, orchestral conducting, and post secondary music education in 1981 at Ball State University after attending The Juilliard School from 1970 to 1976 where he earned his BM and MM degrees as a student of Dorothy DeLay and Joseph Fuchs in violin and William Lincer in viola. While in New York, he was Concertmaster of the Juliard Repertory Orchestra and the National Orchestra of New York. He also holds the Master of Religious Sudies (MRS) and Doctor of Biblical Studies (DBS) degrees and is an experienced teacher of adult Bible classes.