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Michael PowellBack To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • trombone

Michael Powell, trombone, has been a member of the celebrated American Brass Quintet since 1983. In New York City he performs and records regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Little Orchestra Society. Mr. Powell has performed as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Kansas City Philharmonic, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. He also records for radio, television, and cinema, and has appeared on over sixty recordings as trombonist. He frequently appears with such diverse ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae, The New York Chamber Symphony, the Zankel Band of Carnegie Hall, Music Today, Musical Elements, the Classical Band, Professor Peter Schickele’s New York Pick-Up Ensemble, and Tidewater Quintet. From 1978 to 1982 he was principal trombonist of the Kansas City Philharmonic. Mr. Powell has commissioned, premiered, and recorded solo works by Eric Ewazen, Robert Martin, Steven Sacco, and David Sampson. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard School, SUNY at Stony Brook, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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