Lecturer of Teaching (Organ)
Stephen Price currently teaches organ and church music at Ball State University. He is a native a Buffalo, NY, and subsequently attended Western Connecticut State University, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. 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 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).
Dr. Price is an active recitalist, workshop presenter, and church musician. After completing his course work 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. In 2019, he was a recitalist for the Northeast Regional AGO Convention in Buffalo, NY. He recently presented an online workshop for the OrganFest 2020 PipeTalk series, titled "A Discussion for New Organ Teachers: Where to Start and How to Proceed?" Dr. Price currently serves on the executive committee for the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Additional teachers and mentors include Marguerite Robinson, Andrew Scanlon, Stephen Roberts, Vince Edwards, Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Bruce Neswick, Elisabeth Wright, and Wilma Jensen.