Keith Powell, French Horn, received a B.A. in French Horn performance from Stony Brook University, NY, and a M.Mus. in music composition from Carnegie Mellon University. He also studied at UW-Milwaukee, and Hochschule für Musik und Drama in Hannover, Germany.
Mr. Powell has taught at the Academy since 2008 and previously at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh and Musik Innovations, Pittsburgh.
He is principal Horn of the Green Bay City Band, and substitute Horn for the Fox Valley Symphony. He was a member of Renaissance City Winds (1982-87) and has performed with orchestras in McKeesport, Johnstown, Altoona, Westmoreland County, Butler, Oshkosh, Chautauqua, Wheeling, Larchmont and others. He has performed with a wide variety of musicians including Lee Tomboulian, Eddy Arnold, Michael Martin Murphy, The Moody Blues, Roberta Peters, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Bernadette Peters, Maureen McGovern, Shirley Jones, Art Garfunkel, Vic Ferrari, and Shari Lewis & Lambchop among many others. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by orchestras and chamber groups in New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin and elsewhere.
A member of the International Horn Society, he received the New York Governor's Citation in 1974.