Born in Benoit, Mississippi in 1932, Robert Powell is currently the organist at Trinity United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. He recently retired as organist/choir director for Christ Episcopal Church, a position he held for 34 years.
He has held similar positions at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, St. Paul's Episcopal in Meridian, Mississippi, and at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.
Mr. Powell received a Bachelor of Music degree in organ and composition from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music. He has also received the certificates of Chorimaster and Fellow in the American Guild of Organists. An ASCAP member, Mr. Powell has received numerous awards for over twenty years, and has published over 400 works for organ, handbells and choir.