Director, School of Music (Interim) and Associate Professor of Music
Location: CPAC 131-C
Phone: (657) 278-2150
Please contact the Music Office
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours
After 8 1/2 years as Director of the Office of Graduate Studies, associate professor Katherine Powers has returned to the School of Music. Her research focuses on music of the Renaissance, the study of music depicted in art and women in music. Her books include Angel Musicians in Italian Art, 1450 to 1530: A Catalogue of Madonna Paintings for the Research Center of Music Iconography, as well as Musica Spirituale (1563) for A-R Editions, and is working on a book-length study of Swedish women composers. Powers has articles in Pietosi Affetti and in Art and Music in the Early Modern Period and elsewhere. She is associate editor of the journal Music in Art. Powers has received awards from the Fulbright Commission, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, University of California and Royal Swedish Academy of Music. She earned degrees from UC Santa Barbara (Ph.D. musicology, M.A. musicology, M.A. clarinet performance), where she was a Regent’s Fellow and teaching assistant, and from Cal State Long Beach (B.M. music history).