Keith Powell - French horn
Keith Powell, French horn instructor, received a B.A. in horn performance from Stony Brook University, NY, and a M.Mus. in music composition from Carnegie Mellon University. He also studied at the University of Wisconsin-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, performs with the Marquette (MI) Symphony, and substitute horn for the Fox Valley Symphony. He was a member of Renaissance City Winds (1982-87) and has performed with orchestras in Pennsylvania: McKeesport, Altoona, Westmoreland; Wisconsin: Oshkosh, Green Bay, Sheboygan; in New York: Chautauqua, Larchmont; and in West Virginia: Wheeling, and others. He has performed with a wide variety of musicians including Lee Tomboulian, Eddy Arnold, The Moody Blues, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Bernadette Peters, Maureen McGovern, Shirley Jones, Art Garfunkel, Vic Ferrari, and Shari Lewis & Lambchop among many others. Mr. Powell is a founding member of the Water Street Chamber Players. Keith loves chamber Music and Opera. 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.