"Stephen Price's artistry on the Dobson, Op.54 was absolutely superb and the Lanquetuit Toccata was beyond exciting."


- John Sasse, St. Paul's Lutheran, Columbus, Indiana, Concert Series



“Dr. Stephen Price's performance at the 2019 Regional Convention was inspiring, exciting, brilliant, and he beautifully interpreted each composer that spanned nearly 300 years of repertoire from JS Bach to Herbert Howells.”

- Priscilla Wiedl, member of the Buffalo Niagara 2019 AGO Convention Committee


“Known for playing diverse programs that showcase the range of possibilities on an organ”


- Lucid Culture Press

 
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BIOGRAPHY

STEPHEN PRICE currently teaches organ, church music, and music theory at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. He is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he served as Assistant Minister of Music at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and Organ Scholar during his senior year of high school at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Subsequently, he attended Western Connecticut State University, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree and served as Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green in Norwalk, Connecticut. Following his undergraduate career, Dr. Price received a Fulbright Scholarship to Toulouse, France, where he studied “Historical and Modern” performance practices of French Organ Music. Dr. Price then attended the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, receiving the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees under the tutelage of Dr. Janette Fishell. During his graduate studies, Dr. Price competed and garnered awards in several international competitions, including the Franz Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria), André Marchal Organ Competition (France), and the Canadian International Organ Competition (Montreal). He also was the first recitalists to play on the Supernova Series, a partnership between Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, and the Indiana University Organ Department under the direction of Dr. James Mellichamp. 


After completing his course work at Indiana University, Dr. Price accepted a full-time position as Associate Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, San Diego, California, serving from 2015-17. His duties included accompanying the 150 plus member Sanctuary Choir and Masterworks Chorale both under the direction of Dr. Stan Wicks. Additionally, he was invited to perform at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. In 2019, Dr. Price was a performer and served on the jury for the Regional Competition for Young Organists at the Northeast Regional American Guild of Organists Convention in Buffalo, New York. Most recently, Dr. Price was a presenter for the OrganFest 2020 virtual PipeTalk series, titled "A Discussion for New Organ Teachers: Where to Start and How to Proceed?" In the fall of 2020, Dr. Price participated in a new webinar series on teaching, presenting on “Building an Organist Artistry through Literature Choices” sponsored by the AGO’s committee on continuing professional education. Concert performances have included venues throughout the Midwest and Alaska. 


In addition to his teaching duties at Ball State, Dr. Price is coordinator for the Sursa American Organ Competition, a National Event started by his predecessor, Raúl Prieto Ramírez. Dr. Price serves as Sub Dean for the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and the Organ Historical Society’s Advisory Membership committee. Recently, Dr. Price co-authored a music appreciation book with his colleagues in the School of Music at Ball State titled, Introduction to Music, published by Kendall Hunt. Dr. Price currently serves as Director of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Newcastle, Indiana.   


Additional teachers and mentors include Marguerite Robinson, Andrew Scanlon, Stephen Roberts, Vince Edwards, Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Bruce Neswick, Elisabeth Wright, and Dr. Wilma Jensen.

 
 

EVENTS

BALL STATE'S TRUMPET STUDIO CONCERT

March 7, 2021, 7:30 PM EST

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

Live Stream

https://sites.bsu.edu/musiclive/


Under the Direction of Dr. Stephen Campbell and Featuring Organist Dr. Stephen Price

"REJOICE IN THE LAMB" - BENJAMIN BRITTEN

April 25, 2021, 4:00 PM

Ball State University's Chamber Choir

Dr. Andrew Crow, director 

Dr. Stephen Price, organist


Live Stream 

https://sites.bsu.edu/musiclive/

VIRTUAL PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER

July 18-23, 2021, variable times

Sponsored by the American Guild of Organists

Workshop: Creative Programming on Organs Without Pistons

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Price

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

August 8, 2021, 3:30 PM EST
Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman 
Lacrosse, Wisconsin

BALL STATE FACULTY RECITAL

August 30, 2021, 5:00 PM

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

Dr. Stephen Price, organ

"OCTOBERFEST" ACME ORGAN INSTITUTE

October 2, 2021, 2:00 PM 

Livestream TBA

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

October 17, 2021, 3:15 PM

Cathedral of St. Philip

Atlanta, Georgia


Live Stream TBA

BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES

November 20, 2021, 6:30 PM
Christ Church Cathedral 
Indianapolis, Indiana 

This program will feature compositions from the Baroque through the Post Modern Eras in music. Beyond the Boundaries aims to showcase familiar genres and composers along with newer works and hidden gems. The listener should prepare for an expansive musical display featuring the Taylor & Boody and newly refurbished Hellmuth Wolff organs at the cathedral. 

BALL STATE FACULTY RECITAL

March 2, 2022, 5:30 PM

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

Prof. Anna Vayman, violin; Dr. Stephen Price, organ

Featuring a performance of Concerto for Violin and Organ by Victor Voloshinov

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

April 24, 2022, 4:00 PM
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, Ohio