Deborah Price, violist, is on the faculties of Denison University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Connection, Inc. and served as principal viola of the Columbus Bach Ensemble for five years. She performs frequently with faculty members from Colleges and Universities on collaborative recitals and has performed several times as a guest violist with members of the renowned Cavani String Quartet. In recognition of her work as the Founder & Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Connection (CMC) she was named the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Community Music Educator of the year (2004). She has also received commendations from the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate for excellence in teaching (2004).
Debbie, an advocate for chamber music education, is a frequent guest artist for chamber music clinics and orchestra festivals and has presented sessions in several state and national music conferences including ASTA and MTNA National Conferences, Ohio Music Educators Association, Ohio Orchestra & String Teachers Association, Michigan MENC; and New York ASTA. She is co-conductor of the Cleveland Institute of Music Youth Camerata Strings and conducted Women-In-Music String Sinfonia for 10 years. She serves on the board of Chamber Music Columbus as co-chair of Outreach & Education and founded the OhioOSTA Biennial Chamber Music Competition. She has coordinated and helped prepare multiple ensembles to compete in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals of the junior division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as well as in the finals of the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition where quartets she has coached have won Gold (2008) and Bronze (2007) medals. She has been featured on WOSU public radio, in recognition of her work at CMC, and received acknowledgment for working with featured ensemble, opus. (string quartet) from her chamber music program, on the inaugural season of the television series “From The Top”. Articles in regard to her teaching have been published in national journals including American String Teacher, where she served on the Editorial Committee for ten years, American Music Teacher, and Keyboard Companion Magazine. Debbie is also a contributing committee member (viola) for the 2003 ASTA String Syllabus.