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Born in 1971 in Knob Noster, Missouri, and raised in central Alabama, William Price's music has been performed at many international concerts and events including the 2009 Society of Composers, Inc Region VI Conference, the 2008 College Music Society South Central/Southern Super-Regional Conference, 2007 Electroacoustic Juke Joint Music Festival, the 2006 Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, the 2006 International Clarinet Association Conference, the 2005 Region XIII and Region IV North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, the 2004 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial, the 2003 Sonic Circuits International Electro-acoustic Festival, the 2002 SEAMUS Conference, the 11th Annual Florida Electro-acoustic Music Festival, the 2002 Literature Sound Barrier Concert in Vienna, the 2000 World Saxophone Congress, and the LSU Festival of Contemporary Music. His music has received awards from numerous organizations including ten consecutive ASCAP Standard awards, the 2004 Percussive Arts Society Composition Competition, the 2002 American Composers Forum Sonic Circuits Competition, the 2007 Alabama Music Teachers Commission, the 2001 Louisiana Music Teachers Association Commission, the NACUSA Young Composers Competition (2000, Honorable Mention), and the Southeastern Composers League Phillip Slates Composition Competition (First Prize 1999, Second Prize 1997).

Most recently, he was named this year's Music Teachers National Association Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year.

William's music has been performed and premiered by the Contemporary Ensemble of the Conservatory in Athens, Greece, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Ensemble Rosario from Argentina, the Thelema Trio, the University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Percussion Ensemble, the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, the Macedonian Saxophone Quartet, the U.S. Coast Guard Saxophone Trio, trumpeter Rex Richardson, saxophonist Brian Utley, flutist Iwona Glinka, saxophonist Athanasios Zervas and has been broadcast on public radio stations throughout the country. His works are currently published by Honeyrock, Dorn Publications, Cimarron Music, Conners Publications, and IROM Music, and are included on recordings released by New Tertian Recordings, Summit Records, Innova Recordings, THP Recordings, and Magni Publications.

From 2003 to 2004 Price taught composition and electro-acoustic music at Louisiana State University and from 2001-2004 has served as a member of the National Board of Directors for the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) and as president of the Mid-South Chapter of NACUSA.

Dr. Price is currently assistant professor of music theory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and serves as president for the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.

D.M.A., Louisiana State University (2004). Dissertation: An Original Composition, Symphony No. 1, 'Pollock' and An Analysis of the Evolution of Frank Zappa's 'Be-Bop Tango.'

M.M., Louisiana State University (1998). Thesis: "Four Pieces for Orchestra."

B.M.E., University of North Alabama, (1995).

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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 serves as Coordinator of Composition for the Alabama Music Teachers Association.

His music has been performed in Europe, South America, Asia, and throughout the United States. His works have been featured prominently at such venues and events as the International Clarinet Association International Conference, the World Saxophone Congress, the National SEAMUS Conference, the National Society of Composers Conference, the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chamber Music Festival in Singapore, the NoiseFloor Festival in Stafford, England, the Florida State University Festival of New Music, the Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival, the Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the Nebraska American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference, and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival.

Price’s music has received awards and commissions from numerous organizations, including ASCAP, the Percussive Arts Society, NACUSA, and the Southeastern Composers League, and in 2008 he was named the Music Teachers National Association Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year.

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. From 2001-2004, he served as a member of the National Board of Directors for the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) and as president of the Mid-South Chapter of NACUSA, and from 2008-2010 served as president of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.

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