Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-03-01

Milburn Price, dean of Samford University's School of Performing Arts, received the 2006 Choral Excellence Award presented by the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).

Dr. Price received the award at the biennial meeting of the Southern Division Convention in Charleston, W.Va., on Feb. 24. He was cited for his outstanding contributions to choral art in the Southern Division, an 11-state area extending from Virginia to Louisiana.

Price has been involved in ACDA activities at state, regional and national levels for more than 38 years. He was southern division president during1993-95 and national president during 1999-2001.

He joined the Samford faculty as music dean in 1993 after 12 years as dean of the School of Church Music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. At Samford, he conducts the A Cappella Choir and the University Orchestra.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.