(ext. 235), Jeffrey Price is on the faculty of the Flint School of Performing Arts where he is the saxophone instructor and director of the jazz ensemble. He also teaches at the University of Windsor, Ontario, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the MSU Community Music School. He has also taught at Mott Community College, Spring Arbor University and Limonest (France) Conservatory.
In addition to leading his own group, Price has performed with the Cab Calloway Orchestra, and has been heard on CBC radio (Canada) as part of several ensembles that performed on the Windsor Canadian Music Festival in 2010 and 2012. He has performed the premiers of several works for saxophone, including the world premier of Piece for Jeff, by French composer Josselin VINAY, Michael STEPHENS’ Shards of Frozen Ecstasy, Five Pieces for Saxophone Quartet by Braxton BLAKE, and Meditation for flute, saxophone, and computer by Gregory CORNELIUS.
Price’s musical awards include first prize at the prestigious Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, CA, in both 2001 and 2002. He also won first prize at the 2002 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition. Solo awards include winning the state and regional rounds of the National Federation of Music Clubs Solo Competition, second place in the 2002 Sorantin Competition Winds Division, and being a finalist in the 2004-2005 MSU Concerto Competition.
Price holds a M.M. from Bowling Green State University where he also served as graduate assistant to Distinguished Research/Artist Professor Dr. John Sampen, and a B.M. from Youngstown State University where he studied with Dr James Umble. He has completed extensive additional graduate studies at Michigan State University, studying under Joseph Lulloff.