Stephen Price is appointed the inaugural Paul B. Fritts Faculty Fellow and artist-in-residence in organ performance for the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, effective September. A native of Buffalo, New York, he leaves Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught organ, church music, and music theory since 2018. Price’s appointment is made possible by the organbuilder Paul B. Fritts, whose $1.5 million gift in 2021 created the Paul B. Fritts Endowed Faculty Fellowship.
Price completed his graduate studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, earning master’s and doctoral degrees in the studio of Janette Fishell. During his graduate studies, he garnered awards in several international competitions, including the Franz Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria), André Marchal Organ Competition (France), and the Canadian International Organ Competition (Montréal).
In addition to his teaching duties at Ball State, Price is the coordinator for the Sursa American Organ Competition and is organist at High Street United Methodist Church, Muncie, where he coordinates the church’s first organ scholar program. The Raven recording label recently released his debut recording, Paris Impact Organ Suites.
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