Organ student Stephen Price wins Robert Fuchs Prize at Franz Schmidt Organ Competition

Congratulations Stephen C. Price, a doctoral student in organ performance and student of Professor Janette Fishell, who recently won the Robert Fuchs prize at the 4th International Franz Schmidt Organ Competition. The competition, open to organists all over the world, took place September 20th through the 29th in Kitzbühel, Austria. The winners of the competition participated in a celebratory concert, which was recorded and broadcast on radio and television with works that were selected by the jury.

“Winning the Robert Fuchs prize is a result of the well-rounded education that I have received from IU,” said Price, “My training as a performer and scholar from the Jacobs School of Music were useful in my preparation, as well as my performance in the competition.”

A native of Buffalo, NY, Price currently serves as the director of Music of Covenant Community Church, Indianapolis, IN, and the Organist of Beck Chapel at Indiana University. Price holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Organ Performance from Western Connecticut State University, where he studied with Stephen Roberts. Following his undergraduate career, Price received a Fulbright Grant to France, studying organ at the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse.  He received the Diplôme d’Études Musicales avec mention très bien (the equivalent of a US Artist Diploma) in Organ, and le Prix François Vidal from the conservatory under the tutelage of Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jensen. He recently graduated with a Masters of Music degree in Organ Performance from the Jacobs School of Music, and is continuing his studies with Janette Fishell this fall as he begins the Doctor of Musical degree in Organ Performance. Price has recently given recitals at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue NYC; Westminster Presbyterian sponsored by the Buffalo, NY, chapter of the AGO; Inaugural recital of the Super Nova concert series at Piedmont College, Demorest, GA.


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