Stephen C. Price recently joined the music faculty at the University of Washington (Seattle) as the inaugural Paul B. Fritts Faculty Fellow and Artist-in-Residence in organ performance. He previously held the position of Assistant Teaching Professor in music (organ) at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. In his previous post, he maintained an organ studio including undergraduate and graduate students, and also taught church music, music history, and music theory courses.
Dr. Price is a native of Buffalo, New York. He served as Assistant Minister ofMusic at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Organ Scholar during his senior year of high school at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, where he studied with Andrew Scanlon. Subsequently, he attended Western Connecticut State University, under the direction of Stephen Roberts, where he received a BM degree and served as Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green in Norwalk, CT, serving under Vince Edwards. Dr. Price subsequently received a Fulbright Scholarship to Toulouse, France, where he studied “Historical and Modern” performance practices of French Organ Music under the guidance of Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen. Dr. Price then attended the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, receiving the degrees of MM and DM.
During his graduate studies, Dr. Price received awards in several international competitions, including the Franz Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria), André Marchal Organ Competition (France), and the Canadian International Organ Competition (Montreal). While at Indiana University, he studied under Dr. Janette Fishell. After completing his coursework at Indiana University, he accepted a full-time position as Associate Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA, serving from 2015-17.
Recent appearances include the 2022 Organ Historical Society Convention (Columbus, OH); St. Ita’s Roman Catholic Church (Chicago); Zion Lutheran Church (Fort Wayne, IN); St. John the Divine (New York City); and First Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, NY). Additionally, Michael Barone has featured recordings and live performances on the Pipedreams Broadcast on NPR. Dr. Price’s debut album, Paris Impact Organ Suites, has been released on the Raven recording label and is available for purchase at RavenCD.com.