Drew Powell is a freelance flutist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. His music studies and artistic endeavors have taken him to many locations in the USA and abroad. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music.
Drew is an active competitive musician, recently as an Alternate Finalist in the 2018 National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition. His most notable achievement was winning the coveted First Prize of the 2017 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He also participated in the 2014 Da Capo Alliance Flute Class held in Paris, France, where he was awarded the Da Capo Alliance Performance Prize, given to a participant for outstanding performance and artistry.
Drew has performed as a soloist with the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Wind Symphony, as well as the Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra. He has had the privilege of working with renowned artists such as William Bennett, Carol Wincenc, Linda Chesis, and Julian Beaudiment.
Drew earned a BM in Flute Performance under the tutelage of Dr. April Clayton at Brigham Young University, and a MM in Flute Performance studying with John Thorne at Northwestern University.
Drew enjoys living an active lifestyle outside of music. When he isn't musicking, he is probably rock climbing, practicing yoga, reading, or mixing an amazing mocktail.