Dr. Bob Price is the founding President of Present Time Dream Factory since its beginning in 1992 in Santa Fe, NM. He is an accomplished clarinetist and scholar who has taught at The University of Texas at Dallas, The College of Santa Fe and Thomas Edison State College where he currently teaches courses in Humanities and World Religions. He also teaches music in an elementary school in Portland, Oregon, where he has been fighting for music in the schools in this age of drastic cuts in education
His musical experiences have taken his work into interdisciplinary and multicultural performance. He studied music at the University of North Texas before leaving to perform with a professional new music improvisation quartet that established residencies at the Booker T. Washington School of the Visual and Performing Arts (Dallas, Texas), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the University of Texas at Dallas.
He eventually earned a B.A. in art and performance at the University of Texas at Dallas, a master’s degree in liberal arts at St. John’s in Santa Fe and a doctorate in art and performance through the distance education program at the Union Institute. His doctoral research was interdisciplinary and had strong Native studies and depth psychology components. His dissertation was a series of nine-day performances he calls “Novenas,” which was the core project for Present Time Dream Factory.The non-profits Bob Price has founded, including Present Time Dream Factory, have helped sponsor performances by Phillip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, Deborah Hay, Carolina Nericcio, Latif Bolat, John Cage, Mosaic Dance Company, Kali Lila, etc. as well as Marissa Mission’s many projects.