Price, William

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Born: 1971

Country: Knob Noster, Missouri, U.S.A.

Studies: B.M.E., University of North Alabama, (1995), M.M., Louisiana State University (1998), D.M.A., Louisiana State University (2004)


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 2011 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the 2011 Florida State University Festival of New Music, the 2010 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference and 2010 Region IV Conference, 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 a 2011-2012 Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the 2008 Music Teachers National Association Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year award, twelve 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).

William's music has been performed and premiered by the Contemporary Ensemble of the Conservatory in Athens, Greece, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Extreme Duo, 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, Triplo Press, Northeastern Music 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 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and serves as coordinator of composition for the Alabama Music Teachers Association. [1]

Works for Percussion

Adieux (Sans Titre VI) - Marimba
Boogaloo: Rough and Tumble - Percussion Quartet
Sans Titre IV - Multiple Percussion
Spider Monkey - Percussion Duo; Marimba Duo
Variations for Solo Percussion (Price) - Multiple Percussion


  1. William Price Bio Retrieved 5/20/2012