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Northwest Missouri State University

Charles Badami

Charles Badami



1050 Colden Hall


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2008

Senior Instructor


  • M.S. Applied Computer Science; Northwest Missouri State University
  • D.M. Piano Performance and Collaborative Arts; Northwestern University
  • M.M. Piano Accompanying; University of Oregon
  • B.A. Music; California State University, Bakersfield

Courses Taught

Computer Science

  • Programming 1
  • Database Systems
  • IT Management


  • Enjoyment of Music
  • Class Piano
  • Applied Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Counterpoint
  • Musicianship/Ear Training
  • Chamber Music
  • Choral Ensembles
  • Vocal Coaching


  • Freshman Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Computer Science Education
  • Programming (Python, Java, Android, C#.NET)
  • Database Systems
  • Web Applications
  • Piano Performance
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Foreign Languages
  • Physics

Scholarly Activity

Music Performance

  • Faculty recitals on campus and guest recitals off campus in several states
  • Summer festivals
  • Competition accompanist
  • Chamber music guest artist
  • Guest lecturer/master class teacher at other universities


  • Academic Initiative Grant – Guest Artist Brian Hoffman, cello. (NWMSU, 2013)
  • Faculty Research Award (Reworking of a four-hand arrangement of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun). (NWMSU, co-author and recipient 2009)

Student Group Advisement

  • Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity – Co-Faculty Advisor, 2008-2016

Other Professional Experiences


  • College Music Society
  • Music Teachers National Association