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Michael Powell

Artist-in-Residence; Trombone powell

Michael Powell, trombonist, has been a member of the celebrated American Brass Quintet since 1983. He performs and records regularly as principal trombonist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Little Orchestra Society, the Zankel Band of Carnegie Hall, Speculum Musicae, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Mr. Powell has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Kansas City Philharmonic, and at the Aspen and New Hampshire music festivals. He also performs on Broadway, records for radio, television, and cinema, and appears on over seventy recordings as trombonist. Mr. Powell frequently appears with such diverse ensembles as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music Today, Musical Elements, the Classical Band, and P.D.Q. Bach. He conducts master classes in trombone and chamber music throughout the world. He has premiered and recorded solo works by Eric Ewazen, Robert Martin, Steven Sacco, and David Sampson. He is also a faculty member of The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music School.

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