At home in both classical and jazz idioms, Tim Powell is an active and established freelance musician in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan areas. He has performed with the Baltimore, Alexandria and Altoona Symphony Orchestras as well as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Gloria Gaynor, Ben Folds, The Four Freshman, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Avalon, Ben E. King, Mauro Marcondes, Origem, the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band, Steve Fidyk and Rick Hirsh.
Powell received his Bachelor of Science in music education from Penn State University, a Master of Music in jazz studies and a Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. The focus of his doctoral studies included electro-acoustic music for saxophone and contemporary saxophone sonatas. He has commissioned, premiered and worked with several composers on their works for the saxophone.
Powell is currently interim director of jazz studies and senior lecturer of saxophone at the University of Maryland. He has also served on the faculties of Penn State University, Rowan University, Frostburg State University, Montgomery College and Anne Arundel Community College.