University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Distinguished Speakers Series

Dr. Stephen Caldwell

The Short Sacred Choral Music of Florence Price (1887-1953)

Dr. Stephen Caldwell is a nationally recognized conducting pedagogue and scholar, in demand as a clinician, conductor, and composer. He conducts the nationally renowned University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum, in addition to teaching other courses in conducting technique and choral literature. A highly decorated teacher, he has twice been awarded the “UA Top 10 Most Outstanding Faculty Award,” he has received “The Golden Tusk” from the Division of Student affairs, he is a 5-time Outstanding Mentor, the inaugural recipient of the Cronan Award for Excellence in Teaching and was recently inducted into the UA Teaching Academy. He has extensively lectured, performed, and published the choral music of Florence Price. In 2023 he released “Wander-Thirst: The Choral Music of Florence Price” on Hill Records, the first ever album dedicated to Price’s choral music which featured several world premiere recordings.