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UVU Student Musician Takes First Place In Statewide Competition

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November 25, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson

Utah Valley University student Aaron Price was recently selected as the first-place winner of the brass division for the Utah Music Teachers Association Young Artist Solo Competition.

A sophomore pursuing a major in music with an emphasis in horn performance, Price performed a 30-minute piece to beat out dozens of other collegiate musicians in the statewide competition. He will advance to compete at the national MTA competition in Chicago in March.

Price began his musical studies at the age of 6as a founding member of the Pacific Boychoir Academy located in Oakland, CA. He was a chorister and soloist on three international tours, and he performed with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas and Kurt Masur.

He was selected as winner of the Young Artist Competition for the Utah Valley Symphony in October 2013. Prior to that, he spent two years freelancing in New York City, where he was a substitute on the Broadway show, “Follies.” Price is a student of Jeb Wallace, assistant professor of horn and brass area coordinator at UVU. He plays on a Patterson custom Geyer Horn.

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