Piedmont’s Andrea Price performs opera

BY JESSIE OWENSBY, Co-Opinions Editor

The Piedmont College Department of Music presented a faculty recital on Tuesday, Feb. 25th featuring Dr. Andrea Price. Price is an associate professor of music. She teaches voice, diction, and vocal pedagogy. Her performance in the Piedmont Chapel featured opera pieces from 1567-1960.

Attendees were handed a very well put together program to follow. It included the order of the presentation, how to experience the concert to the fullest, lyrics to the pieces in their native tongue and English, and how to donate to the Arts.

Guests dressed in their Sunday best just like they were at the MET, and ranged from age 7-85.

Price, along with Dr. Phillip Hayner, professor of music, performed for an hour and a half. Price said her favorite piece was the last one, a piece titled “I Love Teaching Voice.”

“‘I Love Teaching Voice’” was the most fun,” Price said. “It was a nice change of pace to sing something so comedic.”

The song is a satirical opera-style song that highlights the joys of being a music professor.

Price also performed window-shattering opera accenting the works of Mozart, Strauss, Monteverdi, Faure, Leoncavallo and Ben Moore.

“I selected the program last April/May,” she said. “I started working on the program in late September.”

Her performance showed that the Piedmont Fine Arts Department should be proud and appreciative of the talented professors walking around campus.

Price traveled to Italy last summer to perform the role of La Contessa in Mozart’s “Le Nozze de Figaro” at the Tober Sinfonia Festival at Monterchi.

“I am certainly open to the idea of doing another one in the near future, as well as planning another faculty recital. Performing is a big part of who I am, so I will always be looking for opportunities to further my growth in this area,” said Price when asked about future performances.

There will be another faculty recital in the near future. The date and time is to be announced at a later date.

The faculty recitals are free of charge and everyone is welcome to come. However, guests are encouraged to become a Friend of the Arts.This program helps support Piedmont College’s Fine Arts Department.

The membership helps to promote music, theatre, and the visual arts on campus and throughout the Northeast Georgia community.

To become a member, please visit the Friends of the Arts website at