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, saxophonist Tim Powell is an active and established freelance musician in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan areas. He has performed with the Baltimore, National, Alexandria, and Altoona symphony orchestras as well as Frank Sinatra Jr., Gloria Gayner, Ben Folds, the Four Freshman, Frankie Avalon, Mauro Marcondes, Origem, the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band and the Steve Fidyk Big Band.
A faculty member at both the University of Maryland, College Park and Frostburg State University, Powell teaches saxophone as well as music history, music theory, music appreciation, woodwind methods, jazz ensembles, jazz theory and jazz improvisation.
Tim Powell received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University, where he won numerous scholarships, competitions and the concerto competition. He received his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone. His teachers have included M. Dan Yoder, David Stambler, Chris Vadala and Dale Underwood.