Stephen PriceOrganist Stephen Price to present Piedmont concert Sept. 18

Stephen C. Price, a rising star in the international organ circuit, will present a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, on the Sewell Pipe Organ in the Piedmont College Chapel in Demorest. Part of the SuperNova Concert Series at Piedmont, admission is free and the public is invited.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Price earned a degree in organ performance from Western Connecticut State University in 2009 and was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to study in France at the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse. He is currently in his second year pursuing a Masters of Music degree in Organ Performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the studio of Janette Fishell.

While studying in France, Price performed recitals at numerous venues in Toulouse including the Basilica of Saint Sernin and the American Church in Paris. His most recent appearances were held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City and a recital sponsored by the Buffalo, N.Y., chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

For the Piedmont Chapel concert, Price will perform works by J.S. Bach, including “Toccata and Fugue in F Major,” as well as works by 19th and 20th century composers Ned Rorem, William Bolcom, Ethel Smyth, and Marcel Dupré.

“The SuperNova Concert Series showcases talented musicians who are at the beginning stages of a professional concert career,” said Piedmont provost and music professor Dr. James Mellichamp. “In addition to giving these fine performers a boost, our own undergraduate music students are offered a special opportunity to interact with the visiting artists in the hopes that some of them will be interested in graduate study and professional music careers.”

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