Daniel Price is an active trumpet performer, teacher, composer and arranger in the Chicagoland area. He is a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra beginning September 2017 and has also played with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, The New World Symphony, and the Columbus Symphony. Additionally, he has received extensive orchestral training through his participation in the National Repertory Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the AIMS Graz Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Price completed his Masters of Music Degree in Trumpet performance at the University of Georgia where he studied with the renowned trumpet legend, Mr. Philip Smith – retired principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic with a 38 year tenure. While at UGA he was a Graduate Assistant and regularly performed in a principal role with the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Hodgson Wind Ensemble.
Daniel received his Bachelors of Music Degree in Trumpet performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where he studied with Mr. John Rommel – formerly of the Nashville and Louisville Symphonies. In his time at Indiana, Mr. Price performed in a principal role with the University Orchestra and Concert Orchestra as well as lead trumpet in the Jeremy Allen and Brent Wallarab Big Bands. He also spent a semester abroad in Vienna where he studied with Carole Reinhart of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.
Beginning shortly after taking up the Trumpet, he began studies with his first teacher, Mr. Thomas Tait, who guided Mr. Price through his formative years of playing and helped him discover his passion for music.
In addition to music, Daniel is passionate about Cooking, Coffee, Literature, Philosophy, Science, and Hiking.