Organ concert at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church May 19, 2024

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 3pm
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church  

"Organic Expressions: Exploring the Relationship Between Musical Works and Improvisation"
Stephen C. Price, organ

Organist Stephen C. Price closes out the 2023-24 St. Dunstan’s Concert Series with "Organic Expressions: Exploring the Relationship Between Musical Works and Improvisation." 

Dr. Price is the inaugural Paul B. Fitts Faculty Fellow and Artist-in-Residence in organ performance at the University of Washington, and is a sought-after performer and educator. Dr. Price is known for his diverse programs, superbly and adeptly interpreted, that explore the full range of the organ’s capabilities. His musicianship promises to leave a lasting impression for all music lovers!

Dr. Stephen Price, Organist

Dr. Price 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. His former organ students have obtained church positions throughout the United States and are active within the profession.

Dr. Price is a native of Buffalo, New York. 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, where he studied with Andrew Scanlon. 

Subsequently, he attended Western Connecticut State University, under the direction of Stephen Roberts, 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, serving under Director of Music, Vince Edwards.

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 under the guidance of Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen. 

Dr. Price then attended the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, receiving the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees. 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). While at Indiana University, he studied under the mentorship of Dr. Janette Fishell.

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 will perform a wide-ranging program on the Opus 2 Ortloff organ, installed August 2020.

For more information please visit Concert Page


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