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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Rafael Powell II

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Name: Rafael Powell II
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 301
Presentation Title: Protest Music for Saxophone and Electronics
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 19

Rafael Powell is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts, Saxophone Performance, at Texas Tech University where he studies with Professor David Dees.

Rafael’s accomplishments include performances at the NASA Region IV Conference, CMS South Central Conference, SCI Conference, and Mana Saxophone Institute. Along with these conference performances, Rafael has performed with the Sherman Symphony, Little Rock Wind Symphony, CBDNA Intercollegiate Band, AIB Intercollegiate Band, and Stardust Big Band. Powell also won the 2015 State MTNA Young Artist Competition.

Mr. Powell is a graduate of Henderson State University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he received his BM, and MM respectively. Powell’s primary teachers are Dr. Steve Becraft, Dr. Jennifer Amox, Dr. Chris Beaty, Dr. Mary Druhan, and Dr. Julee Walker. 

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Goodnight Noises Everywhere Brian Egan 901
Grab It! Jacob Ter Veldhuis 940