William Price, DMA
Dr. William Price, B.M.E. – University of North Alabama, M.M. and D.M.A – Louisiana State University, is Assistant Professor of Music. He teaches courses in music theory, aural skills, and composition, and serves as Board Member in Composition for the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society. His music has been performed at numerous international and national events, including the World Saxophone Congress, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chamber Music Festival in Singapore, the International Clarinet Association Conference, the National Flute Association Conference (U.S.), the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, the College Music Society National Conference, the 60x60 Music Project, the Florida State University Festival of New Music, and the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival.
Price’s music has received awards from numerous organizations including ASCAP, the Percussive Arts Society, the Southeastern Composers League, NACUSA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and in 2008, Price was named the Music Teachers National Association Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year. Price's works are published by Honeyrock Publishing, Triplo Press, Northeastern Music Publications, Cimarron Music Press, Conners Publications, and soon to be published by Imagine Music Publishing.
As a theorist, Dr. Price has presented guest lectures and papers at several national and international conferences, including the 2010 Beyond the Centres Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, the 2011 Society of American Music and International Association for the Study of Popular Music National Conference, and the 2011 College Music Society International Conference in Seoul. His research interests include Postmodern American music, temporal and textual dissonance, and the music of Frank Zappa and John Zorn.
Prior to joining the faculty at UAB, Price taught composition and electro-acoustic music at Louisiana State University, and from 2008-2010 served as president of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.
Office Phone: (205) 934-8056
Personal website: williampricecomposer.com