Edwin C. Powell is the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran Univer sity, where he is responsible for the University Wind Ensemble and courses in conducting and music education methods. In 2015, he was the recipient of a Pacific Lutheran University Faculty Excellence Award. Dr. Powell earned degrees from the University of the Pacific, the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and the University of North Texas, where he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree, studying with Eugene Corporon. Previous to his 2005 appointment at PLU, Dr. Powell was on faculty at the University of Tennessee, where he was Assistant Director of Bands, responsible for the Symphonic Band, the 350-member Pride of the Southland Marching Band, conducting courses and music education methods courses. Dr. Powell maintains an active schedule as a clinician and adjudicator worldwide, is a contributing author for the immensely popular textbook series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band by GIA Publications. He is published in the NBA Journal, the Voice of Washington Music Educators magazine and the Journal of Band Research.