The trombonist Michael Powell has been a member of the celebrated American Brass Quintet since 1983. He performs and records regularly as principal trombonist with the Orchestra of St Luke’s, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society, The Zankel Band, Speculum Musicae, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of St Luke’s and Kansas City Philharmonic, and at the Aspen and New Hampshire music festivals. He also performs on Broadway, records for radio and television, and has been recorded on many major record labels. He frequently appears with such diverse ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music Today, Musical Elements, the Classical Band, and P.D.Q. Bach. He has taught masterclasses in trombone and chamber music all over the world. He is a faculty member of the Juilliard School, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.