Drew Powell – Flute & Piano
Drew Powell has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. As a flute and piano teacher, he is an advocate for the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music.
His passion for music performance began in his hometown of Spokane, WA, and has since taken him to various locations in the USA and abroad. Most recently, he performed as a soloist with the Brigham Young University Philharmonic in March 2016 as a winner of their Concerto Competition. He also participated in the 2014 Da Capo Alliance Flute Class held in Paris, France, where he was awarded the Da Capo Alliance Performance Prize, given to a participant for outstanding performance and artistry. Other notable competitions have included winning the College Division for the Utah Wind Symphony Student Concerto Competition, which included a solo performance with the Utah Wind Symphony. He has had the privilege of working with renowned artists such as William Bennett, Carol Wincenc, Linda Chesis, Julian Beaudiment, and others. He is currently a semi-finalist in the 2017 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition and a finalist in the Great Composers Competition “Best Prokofiev Performance” Series.
Drew graduated with a BM in Flute Performance from Brigham Young University under the tutelage of Dr. April Clayton and John Thorne at Northwestern University, receiving a MM in Flute Performance.
Drew enjoys living an active lifestyle outside of music. He and his wife love cooking together, and enjoy hobbies including yoga, climbing, hiking, slack lining, and ballroom dance.