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Lon Price, Composer/Arranger, Saxophonist, Private Instructor




1993-1996: Attended University of Southern California, majoring in musical composition; studied with faculty members Steven Hartke, Donald Crockett and Frank Ticheli.


1991-1992: 2 years private study in musical composition with Dr. Erica Muhl, faculty member at the University of Southern California.


1991: 1 year private instruction in film scoring with Jack Smalley, professional film and television composer ("Charlie's Angels", "Dynasty", "Murder, She Wrote").


1968-1969: 2 years study at North Texas State University in the Jazz Program, saxophone soloist and arranger with the world-famous "One O'clock Lab Band".



Performed with:


Elvis Presley (US Tour-1971), Wayne Cochran & the C C Riders (US Tour-1972), Tom Jones (US Tour-1973), Alan Toussaint (US Tour-1975), Professor Longhair ( European Tour-1978), Joan Armatrading (US, Canada, Europe & Australia Tour-1979), Billy Vera & the Beaters (1980-present), Rod Stewart (Tampa Stadium-1985), Bonnie Raitt (Arsenio Hall & Tonight Show-1990), Manhattan Transfer (Dennis Miller Show-1992, US & Canada tour 1994), Véronique Sanson (French Tours 1993-Present).

Recorded with:


Peter Allen, Marcia Ball, Leonard Cohen, James Cotton, Al Jarreau, Elton John, Patti Labelle, Manhattan Transfer, Ziggy Marley, John Mayall, Aaron Neville, Pink, REO Speedwagon, Véronique Sanson, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, the Temptations, Alan Toussaint, Billy Vera and the Beaters, and many others.

Composing/Arranging Experience:


Big band arrangements for singer Lenny Welch. Billy Vera "Retro Neuvo", Capitol Records. Lou Rawls "It's supposed to be fun", Blue Note Records. Cues for "Into the Night with Rick Dees", ABC TV. Scoring for the PM Entertainment film "Living to Die." Arranging for the HBO film "Baha Oklahoma." Horn arrangements for the album "Try This," by pop diva Pink. Performance by the University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra of his Variations for Orchestra.

Teaching Experience:


1976-1977: Private instructor in saxophone, improvisation and arranging at the University of New Orleans. 1978-Present: Freelance private instructor in saxophone, clarinet, flute, improvisation, arranging and Mac music software, at Adam's Music in West Los Angeles, and Charles Music in Glendale.

Misc. Skills


Music Copying


Using Finale and Sibelius notation software, copying complete scores and parts for any instrumentation, from solo instrument to full-size orchestra. Converting standard MIDI files to scores and parts.



Using Digital Performer by Mark of the Unicorn, converting written scores to MIDI sequences.



Transcribing recorded music, creating MIDI sequences, scores and/or parts.

Lead Sheets


Creating lead sheets from recorded music, complete with melody line, lyrics, chord symbols and guitar fret symbols.



Send me your basic tracks, and I can record saxophone, clarinet and/or flute parts and/or solos, and send them back to you in any audio format: AIFF, WAV, SDII, MP3, etc.





Oleg soprano sax, Selmer Super Action 80 Series II alto and tenor saxes, Jupiter JBS 593 baritone sax, Selmer Recital Series clarinet, Yamaha YF521 flute

Computer and Peripherals


2.8 Ghz Intel Core iMac with 4 GB RAM, MOTU MIDI Express XP USB MIDI interface, MOTU 828 Audio Inerface, Neumann TLM 103, AKG C 1000 S, Shure SM 58 microphones.



Yamaha KX-88 keybaord controller, Yamaha WX-11 woodwind controller, Yamaha WT-11, Roland D-110, Roland D-550, Roland JV-880, E-MU Proteus FX, 2 Proteus II (orchestral) sound modules.

Sample Libraries


MOTU Mach 5 3 software sample player, MOTU Symphonic Instrument, MOTU Ethno Instrument, Garriton Strings, Dan Dean Solo Brass and Woodwinds, Synthogy Ivory, Native Instruments Electrik Piano, Garriton Personal Orchestra, Garriton Jazz and Big Band, Aria Player, Native Instruments Kontakt Player 4.