Title: Associate Professor of Music
Teaching Focus: Bands, Conducting, Exploration of Music
Education: B.S., Emporia State University, 1993 M.M., Emporia State University, 1998 D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2007
Dr. Kevin Powers is an Assistant Professor of Music. He oversees all aspects of the instrumental program which includes conducting the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Pep Band. Music ensembles under Dr. Powers’ direction have given numerous concerts both on and off campus, including a performance trip to Washington, D.C. Before coming to C of O, Dr. Powers taught fifth through eighth grade junior high band and general music in Harrisonville, MO. He was previously the orchestra director at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, and before this, Director of Bands at Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music from Emporia State University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Dr. Powers lives in the Branson area with his wife, Traci.