Andrea Price to perform faculty recital
Piedmont music professor Dr. Andrea Price will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m., March 22, in the Piedmont College Chapel. The soprano singer will perform works by Aaron Copland, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, and Carlisle Floyd, accompanied by Louise Bass on piano.
Copland’s “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson” was composed from 1949 to 1950, and it was his first attempt at a solo voice and piano piece since 1928. Floyd’s aria, “Ain’t it a Pretty Night (Susannah),” premiered in 1956 at Florida State University, where he was a faculty member. It tells the story of Susannah being despised by her church for her beauty and then being falsely accused of sinful actions.
Price teaches studio voice, vocal pedagogy, and diction for the college. She earned a bachelor of music in voice performance and music education from Meredith College, a master of music in voice performance from Appalachian State University, and a doctor of musical arts in voice performance from the University of South Carolina. She was recently a winner of the 2010 Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition.