Department of Music

Dr. Dawn A. Price

Dr. Dawn A. Price

Music/Director, Instrumental Music; Associate Professor

205 Batte Center


University of Southern Mississippi, DMA
Appalachian State University, MME
Appalachian State University, BME

About Me

Dr. Price taught for 10 years in the public schools before deciding to teach on the college level. She feels this experience is vital to her position as a collegiate music educator and enjoys bringing those experiences to her music education students as they study to become band directors themselves. Dr. Price conducts and adjudicates throughout the Southeast and is also an active performer on trombone, currently playing with the Union Symphony. She has also performed regularly with the Palmetto Posaunen, a professional trombone choir based out of South Carolina.

Dr. Price loves to travel and is especially interested in the traditions of Bavaria. She taught a W’International course about Germany entitled “”Music and National Identity”” and has traveled to Germany twice so far. She is happily married (yes, an Oktoberfest-themed wedding!) and has a beautiful long-haired tuxedo cat named Sylvie.

“Jack Stamp: A Biographical Sketch and Analysis of Symphony No. 1 – In Memoriam David Diamond.” D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 2008

“Symphony No. 1 – In Memoriam David Diamond.” In Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Volume 7. Edited by Richard Miles, 964-980. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2009

“Building Your Band Program: Tips on Recruiting and Retaining.” Presented to the Collegiate Division of the North Carolina Music Educators Association at the NCMEA In-Service Conference. Winston-Salem, NC, 2010

“Preparing for Your College Scholarship Audition.” Presented to the Young Professionals’ Symposium in conjunction with the North Carolina Music Educators Association In-Service Conference. Winston-Salem,
NC, 2013 and 2014