Guy Powell

Guy Powell

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Prior to joining the faculty at University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, Guy Powell taught at Columbia Community College. Currently, he also teaches at San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

Powell received his bachelor’s degree in classical guitar from CSU Sacramento and his master’s degree in classical guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers included Richard Savino, David Tannenbaum and Marc Teicholz.

Powell has played around the U.S as soloist, ensemble and musical theatre performer, and participated in such events as the Guitarraganza Festival, Guitar Foundation of America, Portland Guitar Festival, Cal Arts Festival, La Guitarra Festival and the California Bach Festival. He has also served as a co-director for the Guitarraganza Festival (2015-17).

In addition to regular solo performances, Powell is also a member of the chamber ensemble Tritarra, a guitar trio specializing in adapting more eclectic genres of music for the concert stage. Recently, he has formed a new ensemble, Duo Sonik, with fellow guitarist Travis Silvers.

With a great passion for teaching and public outreach, Powell has joined Guitars Not Guns as a director for their San Joaquin County chapter. A nonprofit organization with chapters in thirteen states, the organization provides guitars and music lessons to foster children and at-risk youth as an alternative to violence. In the spring of 2022, Powell was elected as a faculty member for the Delta chapter of the society of Pi Kappa Lambda.


BM, California State University, Sacramento

MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music