Katherine Powers

Professor of Music

Dr. Katherine Powers


Location: CPAC 131-C
Phone: (657) 278-3191
Email: kpowers@fullerton.edu

Please contact the Music Office 
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours


MUS 552    Seminar in Music of the Renaissance 
MUS 351 – Music History
MUS 408C – Collegium Musicum
MUS 458 – Symphonic Literature
MUS 500 – Introduction to Graduate Studies
MUS 553 – Baroque Music


Katherine Powers began her tenure at CSUF in fall 1998 and taught music history and literature courses and directed the Collegium Musicum. Her work was honored with CSUF Faculty Service Award and Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award in 2004.  She earned her master’s in clarinet performance and her Ph.D. in musicology from University of California Santa Barbara with support by fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for Venetian Studies, the Royal Swedish Academy, and the University of California Doctoral Humanities Fellowship. Her research areas include the study of music in art (music iconography), the Florentine lauda and music in devotional practice during the Italian Renaissance, performance practice, and women’s history on which she has completed two books, and numerous articles and lectures.  As a clarinetist, Powers has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., among other places, and recorded chamber music for the BBC, Swedish Radio, and SMS Classical. From 2009-2018, Powers served as the University’s director of graduate studies during which time she oversaw the implementation of graduate student services and university infrastructure building supported by $5 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The program’s accomplishments were honored in 2016 as the “What Works For Latino Students” award from Excelencia in Education, a Washington DC non-profit advocacy group.  She is now serving as the School of Music’s director.

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