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School of Music

Faculty and Staff

Scott Price

Title: Professor of Piano / Piano Pedagogy
School of Music
Phone: 803-777-1870

School of Music Room 324

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Piano Pedagogy Forum
USC Keyboard Studies



Dr. Scott Price currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina School of Music.  In addition, he is President of the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy.  A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Bowling Green State University (OH), his recent engagements have included performances and clinics at the national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and solo recitals and presentations throughout AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, MS, NC, ND, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, SC, TX, WA, VA, and Washington DC.  Dr. Price is creator and editor-in-chief of the on-line piano pedagogy journal "Piano Pedagogy Forum".  Now in its 17th year of publication, “Piano Pedagogy Forum” has published more than 25 issues with participation from more than 100 writers from 84 different colleges/universities, over 28 different states and three foreign countries.  The Music Teachers National Association named “Piano Pedagogy Forum” as the recipient of the 2008 Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award.  Dr. Price has recorded 39 compact discs of educational piano music for Alfred Publishing Company, and has published educational compositions with Alfred Publishing Company and the FJH Music Company. He is a member of the Committee on Special Needs Students for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Special teaching interests of Scott Price include teaching students with disabilities, very young children, and teaching keyboard improvisation to piano students ranging from beginning to advanced levels. His work with students with special needs has been featured on WISTV (SC) and WLTX (SC), and in Clavier Companion Magazine. One of Dr. Price’s students with autism was featured on Dateline NBC, and CNN.  Scott Price has been awarded the "Best of BGSU Outstanding Graduate" alumnus award from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 2002, and was invited back to the University of Oklahoma as a “Distinguished Guest Alumnus” in March of 2005 to perform, lecture, and present a piano masterclass.  Other engagements include performances and masterclasses in Thailand, Singapore, and in Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, South Korea, lectures at the 2005 Georgia State Music Teachers State Convention, the 2007 Ohio Music Teachers Association, and the 2007 International Collaborative Conference of the Music Teachers National Association/Canadian Federation of Music Teachers/Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, the 2008 Georgia Music Educators Conference, the 2011 Indiana Wesleyan Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the 2011, 2013, and 2015 National Conferences on Keyboard Pedagogy. He was the guest pedagogy lecturer at the 2012 Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy in Seoul, South Korea, and the Royal Conservatory of Music Keyboard Professional Development Summit in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Price is the founder of the Carolina LifeSong Initiative that is dedicated to providing piano lesson and music experiences for students with special needs, and in fostering best practices in teaching and teacher training.  Dr. Price was named a Foundation Fellow by the Music Teachers National Association in 2009, and is the 2012 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award for the University of South Carolina.

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