Fred Buda is a member of and set drummer for the Boston Pops 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 Ensemble. He is a Yamaha clinician and supervisor of orchestral personnel for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Theatre.
B.M., Boston University. Recordings on RCA, Kapp-Polydor, Columbia, Deutsche Grammophon, CBS. Former chair of percussion at Berklee College of Music. Also faculty of University of Lowell.