Timothy Michael Powell is an accomplished composer, conductor, and educator (not always in that order!). He is currently a semi-finalist for the 2016 Grammy Music Educator Award and the American Prizes in both choral conducting and performance. His compositions include numerous major works, including his Wedding Mass, premiered at Carnegie Hall, the American Prize semifinalist Incarnatio Mysteria, which was premiered at Lincoln Center in 2011, and St. George and the Dragon, a collaboration with renowned poet and lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri, premiered in April 2014 at Lincoln Center. He is published through MusicSpoke, Spivey Music Publishing, Morningstar Music, and Alliance Music Publications. Timothy serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN. Prior to his appointment at MMC, he directed the choral program at the prestigious John S. Davidson Fine Arts School in Augusta, GA, where he conducted the Davidson Chorale, winner of the 2012 American Prize in Choral Performance. His choirs have performed three times by peer-reviewed invitation at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, and performed at the 2014 at the Southern Division ACDA convention in Jacksonville, FL. International tours have featured a Vatican performance, and an exclusive Easter Sunday performance at the famed St. Thomaskirche in Leipzig, home church of J. S. Bach. Timothy holds a DMA in Conducting from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Belmont University, where he studied with Tim Sharp. He was the 1999 National Choristers Guild Scholar, and a 2002-2003 Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria. He holds memberships in Pi Kappa Lambda, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, NAfME, and ACDA. In addition to his work at Martin Methodist, Dr. Powell is a founding member of the Cecilia Ensemble, a professional vocal ensemble in Augusta, GA. He is married to his wife Jennifer, and they have three children.