Tracie Price grew up in Sandy, Utah, where she began her musical life as a pianist. She took up the cello in high school, and decided to make that her major instrument, studying with the late Utah Symphony Principal Cellist, Ryan Selberg for many years. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in Music Education, she became the String Program Director for Washington County School District, as post she held for 5 years before moving to Kalispell, Montana to teach orchestra there.
She moved to Denver, Colorado to earn her Masters Degree in Cello Performance studying with Richard Slavich. Chamber music was an intensive part of her graduate studies, having weekly coachings with members of the DaVinci Quartet, and performing in masterclasses with the Vermeer, Prazak and Brentano Quartets. She has served as principal cellist in many orchestras including the Lamont Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, the Southwest Symphony, the Glacier Orchestra, the American West Symphony, and currently the Paradigm Chamber Orchestra. She was fortunate to be able to solo with the Southwest Symphony, playing the Elgar Concerto, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. She co-founded and directed the Black Glove Cello Festival for 13 years, and has taught at both Dixie State University and Southern Utah University.
Tracie is currently the Music Coordinator for the summer Broadway productions at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, and performs on cello and keyboards in the pit orchestras, as well as being the keyboard programmer.