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Rosephanye Powell

Rosephanye Powell


Coordinator of Voice Studies


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PhD, Florida State University

MM, Westminster Choir College

BM, Alabama State University

About Me

Rosephanye Powell is professor of voice at Auburn University. She teaches applied voice, art song literature, and vocal pedagogy courses. She conducts the women’s chorus and co-conducts the Concert Choir and AU Gospel Choir. Powell holds degrees from Florida State University, Westminster Choir College, and Alabama State University. She served on the faculties of Philander Smith College (AR) and Georgia Southern University prior to Auburn University. Powell’s primary performance and research areas are the African American spiritual, the art songs of William Grant Still, and voice-care concerns for choral singers and directors. Powell has performed as an oratorio soloist and recitalist, and serves regularly as an adjudicator, lecturer and clinician at conferences and venues nationally and internationally. 

Powell has been hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral and solo vocal music. Her song cycles Miss Wheatley’s Garden, Then Here and Now and Langston Dreams are published by Gentry Publications and performed by professional concert artists throughout the U.S. and Europe. Chorally, Powell has an impressive catalogue of works published by the Hal Leonard Corporation, Gentry Publications, Oxford University Press, Alliance Music Publications, and Shawnee Press, among others. 

Powell has received numerous awards including the prestigious “Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award,” presented by the Harvard University Office for the Arts in 2022. Additionally, she was honored with the “Living Legend Award” presented by California State University African Diaspora Sacred Music Festival in Los Angeles; and was a recent recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Powell was listed in the first edition of the international publication Who Is Who in Choral Music. And, she has been included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Outstanding Young Women in America. 

Visit her website for more biographical information, including a catalogue of works and song demos.