Susan K. Powell

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Susan K. Powell


Susan K. Powell is an American composer, educator and percussionist.

Dr. Powell received the Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the Performers Certificate, and the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.

Susan Powell joined the Ohio State University School of Music faculty in fall 2000 as assistant professor of percussion and director of percussion studies. She specializes in the areas of multiple and keyboard percussion, and is considered one of the foremost ragtime xylophone soloists of her generation. Prior to her appointment at Ohio State, Powell served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

She has appeared at both the Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminar and the Northwestern Summer Keyboard Seminar as performer and clinician, and has presented sessions at the Percussive Arts Society Conventions, Ohio Music Educator Association conferences, the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and at numerous universities and festivals across the U.S. and Europe. She has performed as a solo and chamber musician in Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, England, Sweden, Mexico and Japan. Powell has been awarded both The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, as well as the School of Music Distinguished Teacher.

She is an active composer of works for percussion.

Works for Winds