Jeffrey Powers, principal horn of the Waco Symphony Orchestra

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Jeffrey Powers

Jeffrey Powers, Principal Horn of the Waco Symphony Orchestra and former Professor of Horn, Baylor University School of Music, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with “Honors in Music” from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a Master of Music in Horn from The Cleveland Institute of Music. His major instructors were James London of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Albert Schmitter and Myron Bloom of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Roy Waas of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Having begun his career as second horn in The Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mr. Powers then served as second horn in the New Jersey Symphony, fourth horn in the Philharmonic of Caracas, Venezuela, and fourth horn and Wagner tuba in The Cleveland Orchestra. He then played Principal horn for sixteen years with the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium and taught horn, chamber music, and transposition at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium. Presently, Mr. Powers is also Principal Horn with the Abilene Philharmonic as well as the Waco Symphony Orchestra. He has five solo CDs released to date: Let All That Hath Breath Praise the Lord – Music of Praise for Horn, Into the 21st Century – Music for horn and piano by Baldwin, Bentzon, Pilss and Vignery, In a Lyrical way – Music for Horn and Piano by Flemish Masters, and Steppingstones for Horn, Volume I and Volume II.