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The Rosephanye Powell Choral Series

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Rosephanye Powell stands as a preeminent composer in America, acclaimed for her remarkable solo vocal and choral compositions. Her extensive collection of works finds publication through esteemed entities such as the Hal Leonard Corporation, the Fred Bock Music Companies, Gentry Publications, Oxford University Press, Alliance Music Publications, Hinshaw Music, and Shawnee Press. Dr. Powell’s compositions have earned the honor of being conducted and premiered by globally recognized maestros and showcased at illustrious venues nationwide, including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and Spivey Hall, among others. Notably, her commissioned works have graced the repertoire of renowned ensembles like Cantus and the Grammy award-winning men’s vocal ensemble Chanticleer.

Dr. Powell is commissioned yearly for compositions tailored to university choruses, professional, community, and church choirs, as well as secondary school ensembles. Her sought-after work has been showcased at choral festivals nationwide, featuring prominently at regional and national American Choral Directors Association conventions and Honor Choir festivals. Her portfolio includes sacred and secular pieces for mixed, women’s, men’s, and children’s voices.

Currently a Professor of Voice at Auburn University, Dr. Powell holds degrees from The Florida State University, Westminster Choir College, and Alabama State University. Her career has spanned various academic roles and institutions, focusing her research on African-American spirituals and voice care for music professionals. She is a prolific presenter and clinician, having participated in prestigious events worldwide, from the Melbourne International Singers Festival to the World Choir Games.

Dr. Powell’s accolades include the “Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award” from Harvard University and the “Living Legend Award” from California State University’s African Diaspora Sacred Music Festival. She’s been recognized with the Marquis Who’s Who “Lifetime Achievement Award” and has been featured in several publications, including Who Is Who in Choral Music, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and Outstanding Young Women in America.

Active in various musical organizations like ASCAP, ACDA, Chorus America, NATS, and NCCO, Dr. Powell continues to contribute significantly to the choral music community through her compositions, teachings, and workshops.