Jeffrey Powell is Dayton Opera Chorus Master and Dayton OperaArtist-In-Residence Music Director and Accompanist. His most recent Dayton Opera performances include American Mosaic, The Pearl Fishers, Dead Man Walking, and The Magic Flute. He has served as conductor for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Des Moines Metro Opera, Ohio Light Opera, San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theatre and locally for The Human Race Theatre Company and Wright State University.
In addition, Jeff has conducted Dayton Opera productions of The Tragedy of Carmen, The Daughter of the Regiment, Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, The Pirates of Penzance, Paul Lawrence Dunbar: Common Ground, Don Pasquale, The Barber of Seville, H.M.S. Pinafore, Madame Butterfly and Cosi fan tutte, Hansel and Gretel and Aida. He holds a Master of Music in instrumental conducting from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Western Michigan University. Jeff has served as chorus master for Dayton Opera since 1991 and is the music director/organist at St. George Episcopal Church.