SEPF Faculty Scott Price

Scott Price

Scott Price

Carolina Distinguished Professor of Music, Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy,
University of South Carolina School of Music

Dr. Scott Price currently serves as Carolina Distinguished Professor of Music, and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina School of Music, and recently completed his third term as 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 repeated invitations and performances and clinics at the national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, The Royal Conservatory of Music Professional Development Seminars, and solo recitals and presentations throughout AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, WA, VA, and Washington DC. Other engagements include performances and masterclasses in Canada, Thailand, Singapore, and in Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, and in South Korea.

Dr. Price is creator and editor-in-chief of the on-line piano pedagogy journal “Piano Pedagogy Forum.” “Piano Pedagogy Forum” has published more than 30 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.

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. He has been awarded the "Best of BGSU Outstanding Graduate" alumnus award from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 2002, and was named a Foundation Fellow by the Music Teachers National Association in 2009. He is the 2012 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award for the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Price is a 2019 recipient of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Outstanding Service Recognition Award, and in 2020 he was recognized as a Carolina Distinguished Professor – the highest recognition given to a faculty member by The University of South Carolina.