2022 Florence Price Celebration
February 5 & 6, 2022
University of the Incarnate Word &
Texas Lutheran University
Florence Price (1887–1953) was a highly talented and prolific Black American composer. The most astounding fact cited about her is that she was the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. Price wrote over 300 works, some of which are finally becoming better known; however, she is still widely underperformed within the musical canon. The goal of the Florence Price Celebration is to introduce up & coming musicians to the life and music of this wonderful composer and inspire their creative endeavors. The celebration takes place on the weekend of February 5 & 6 on the campuses of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and Texas Lutheran University, in Seguin, Texas.
a Keynote presentation by Dr. John Michael Cooper on the Florence Price renaissance and publication of her music
a Composition Masterclass with Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, the inaugural recipient of the Florence Price Award for Composition
a Contemporary Poetry and Music Session with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea Vocab Sanderson
a Vocal Masterclass with Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox on Price's settings of poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar
a Vocal Masterclass with Dr. Louise Toppin
a Student Research Symposium
and two concerts!
Thank you all for attending our Inaugural Celebration of Florence Price!
Florence Price Celebration 2022 Keynote with Dr. John Michael Cooper:
"Hear Her Voice: On the Challenges of 'Rediscovering' Florence Price"
Andrea Vocab Sanderson's "Ode to Florence Price" written for the 2022 Florence Price Celebration
Florence Price Celebration 2022:
Texas Lutheran University Concert
2022 Florence Price Celebration Sponsored by:
TLU School of Music
TLU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
UIW Department of Music
UIW English Department
UIW Women's & Gender Studies
UIW Mission & Ministry