The Faculty is delighted to announce that Dr. Samantha Ege will be co-authoring a biography on Florence Price for the Master Musicians Series (Oxford University Press). In collaboration with Professor Douglas Shadle (Vanderbilt University), this biography will build upon the pioneering work of Price biographers such as Rae Linda Brown and Barbara Garvey Jackson, while also engaging with previously lost manuscripts. Ege and Shadle’s collaboration represents a new and exciting chapter in Price scholarship.
Samantha Ege is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College. She is the recipient of a Newberry Library Short-Term Residential Fellowship (2019) and the Society for American Music’s Eileen Southern Fellowship (2019) for her work on women’s contributions to concert life in interwar Chicago. Her research addresses Florence Price’s professional network and has been published in American Music, Women and Music, and the Kapralova Society Journal. She released Four Women: Music for Solo Piano by Price, Kaprálová, Bilsland and Bonds with Wave Theory Records in 2018. Her latest album (released on LORELT) is called Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price.