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Meet the Directors

Mr. Doug Rowe completed his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Wingate University and his Master's degree in Percussion Performance at UNC School of the Arts. He is currently a music teacher in Union County Public Schools and a Professor of Percussion at Catawba College. Mr. Rowe is an active performer in many professional groups. He has served as principal percussionist of the Union Symphony Orchestra for the past 11 years and also serves as a substitute percussionist with the Rock Hill Symphony. In addition to being a performer, he has served as an instructor, arranger, composer, and clinician throughout North Carolina. Mr. Rowe currently serves as District 6 President in the North Carolina Music Educators Association. He is a proud artist of Salyers Percussion sticks and mallets and member of the Black Swamp Percussion Educator Network.

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.