Lecturer, SaxophoneInterim Director, Jazz Studies Program Wind & Percussion Division
B.S. and Performance Certificate, Pennsylvania State University, M.M. University of Maryland, College Park
At home in both classical and jazz idioms, Interim Director of Jazz Studies, Tim Powell is an active and established freelance musician in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan areas. He has performed with the Baltimore, Alexandria, and Altoona Symphony Orchestras as well as Frank Sinatra Jr., Gloria Gayner, Ben Folds, The Four Freshman, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Avalon, Ben E. King, Mauro Marcondes, Origem, the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band and the Steve Fidyk Big Band.
Tim Powell received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University, a Master of Music in Jazz Studies and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. The focus of his doctoral studies included electro-acoustic music for saxophone and contemporary saxophone sonatas. He has commissioned and premiered several works for the saxophone.
Powell is currently on faculty at Rowan University and the University of Maryland. He has also served on the faculties of the Pennsylvania State University, Frostburg State University, Montgomery College, and Anne Arundel Community College.