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Meet the Directors


 

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Mr. Steve Stevens is a Director of Bands at Union Academy Charter School.  Born and raised in Florida, Mr. Stevens holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Stetson University and a Masters degree in Conducting from Messiah University. He has pursued music education as a band director in the public school system and as a choral director in the private sector. He has privately studied clarinet under Dr. Lynn Musco, and conducting under Dr. Bobby Adams and Dr. James Colonna. Mr. Stevens is a member of the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), the South Central District Bandmasters Association, the North Carolina Band Masters Association (NCBMA), the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Phi Mu Alpha (PMA) fraternity.   His Accolades include SCBDA Award of Excellence 2023, Hickory Ridge Middle School Teacher of the year 2019-2020. Cabarrus County Top Five Teacher of the year 2019-2020, Music Educator of the Year 2016 Semi-Finalist, Union Academy Teacher of the Year 2015-2016, SCDBA Young Band Director Award of Excellence 2015, and the ASBDA Edgar Q. Rooker Encore Award 2015.  

Mrs. Taylor Price is a Director of Bands at Union Academy Charter School. Mrs. Price is a native of Union County and is a graduate of Parkwood High School and Wingate University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. During her time at Wingate, Mrs. Price studied conducting under Dr. Dawn Price and flute under Dr. Erinn Frechette. Upon graduation, Mrs. Price began her career as the band director at South Middle School in Lancaster, South Carolina. While working at South, Mrs. Price was also assistant band director at Lancaster High School where she worked with the marching band. Along with the accomplishment of building both of the band programs at South Middle and Lancaster High significantly, Mrs. Price was honored to be named Beginning Teacher of the Year at South Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year.