Photo of Aaron N. Price, photo credit Joyce Skowyra, NEPR

Aaron Price

Instruction: Beginner – Advanced Clarinet, Composition, and Music Theory; Beginner/Intermediate Saxophone and Piano.

Bio:

Aaron Nathan Price is a composer, clarinetist, and arranger based in Manchester, Connecticut. He is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Connecticut Summerfest, a weeklong contemporary music festival for the education and career advancement of emerging composers and performers. Aaron serves as a Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. His works and performances have been heard in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Listen to a recent interview with Aaron on New England Public Radio’s podcast “Presto!” on
NPR, Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and Stitcher.

Notably, Aaron has been commissioned to write several new works by various summer music festivals, including the Valencia International Performance Academy (VIPA) Festival (Valencia, Spain), Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival (New York City), Zodiac Festival (Valdeblore, France), Talis Festival (Saas-Fee, Switzerland), soundSCAPE Festival (Maccagno, Italy) and the Atlantic Music Festival (Waterville, Maine).

His compositions and arrangements have been honored with performances by many talented ensembles, including Apple Orange Pair, The Aubarra Clarinet Duo, Khorikos, and Xelana Duo. Click here for more information on his Discography.

Aaron earned his Master of Music (M.M.) in Composition at The Hartt School, where he studied with Dr. Gilda Lyons, Dr. Robert Carl, and Dr. Larry Alan Smith. Previously, Aaron graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut, earning his Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Composition with a Minor in the Spanish Language. While attending the University of Connecticut, Aaron studied Composition with Dr. Kenneth Fuchs, Earl MacDonald, and Dr. Arthur Kreiger, as well as Clarinet with Curt Blood. Aaron also studied Clarinet at the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica Joaquin Villatoro in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Additionally, Aaron has served as an adjudicator for the CMEA All-State and Regional festivals at both the high school and middle school levels.