David A. Price has been named director of special events for Tusculum College and will also serve as music director and lead the Pioneer Pep Band, President Nancy B. Moody announced this week.
Price, who has spent the last seven years as director of the Greeneville High School band, will join the College on July 1.
Price will be responsible for organizing, directing and supervising all aspects of special events, as well as major internal campus events. He will be charged with developing and maintaining relationships with persons, groups and organizations in the community and region who utilize the types of facilities the College has to offer.
In addition, he will assist event organizers with logistics and resources during preparation for on-campus events and will promote the College’s existing summer camp offerings and seek to increase the types of camps offered each year.
Price, through his role at GHS, has coordinated the use of high school practice and performance facilities, as well as served as a liaison with the Niswonger Performing Arts Center to ensure successful programming and use of facilities. He will continue to serve on the NPAC Board of Directors as a representative of Tusculum College.
“Tusculum College is pleased to have brought David Price into the Tusculum College family,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of the College. “With his more than 31 years of active community involvement and his familiarity with facilities and event coordination, he is the perfect match for the position of director of special events at Tusculum.”
Price has also agreed to take on the new role as music director, and direct the Pioneer Pep Band, which was successfully piloted this spring. Price, along with GHS Assistant Band Director Devon Lowe and Chuckey-Doak High School Band Director Jamie Walker, has coordinated the development of the Pep Band at Tusculum.
In his role as music director, Price will handle all aspects of the band from recruitment, direction, supervision and organization. He will oversee practice schedules and organize performances as well. With his expertise in working with performing groups, the College is hopeful that interest in developing additional musical groups may also develop on campus and in the community.
“I am honored and excited to be invited to join the staff of Tusculum College and to be a part of its future growth with Dr. Moody at the helm,” said Price. ”I look forward to working with new and exciting people as the director of special events. I also look forward to developing an outstanding band program with the quality of students that Tusculum attracts.
“It has been an honor to have been a part of the Greeneville City School System for the past 31 years, and I have been blessed to have worked with the children of this community as we opened the world of music for them to explore. I am excited to continue to celebrate music with the family of Tusculum students, faculty, staff and supporters.”
Dr. Moody added, “David has been a loyal volunteer for the past year helping us build our Pioneer Pep Band program. In his new capacity he will have the opportunity to continue to build and foster the young men and women who take part in the program as well as recruit new participants as the program grows.”
Price has been highly decorated throughout his career as an educator, receiving the Greeneville Middle School Teacher of the Year Award and the Greeneville City Schools Teacher of the Year Award twice, in 1988 and 1995. He received the Tennessee School Board Association Award of Excellence for the Greeneville Middle School Program in 1985 and was named Tennessee Education Association Distinguished Classroom Teacher in 1987.
Price has a bachelor’s of science in music education from East Tennessee State University and through his career has participated in numerous instrumental and vocal music clinics and technology workshops.
He is the adult handbell choir director at First Presbyterian Church, an adjudicator for marching band competitions, percussion ensembles and instrumental clinics and a percussionist in the YMCA Community Band.
Previously he has been the director for Kiwanis Kapers, Little Theatre of Greeneville and the Community Handbell Choirs.