John Powell, PhD

John Powell, PhD
Professor of Music
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2771 Website Lorton Performance Center


PhD – University of Washington MM – University of Washington MA – University of California-Santa Barbara BA – University of California-Santa Barbara

Research Interests

Musical theater and opera in 17th-century France, French baroque performance practice, 17th-century stage gesture, and the music of Lucien Durosoir

Teaching Interests

Survey courses on all periods of music history
Specialized courses such as Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelungen, the Mozart-Da Ponte Operas, and Music Cultures of the World

Courses Taught

  • Independent Study
  • Music History II
  • The Mozart-Da Ponte Operas
  • Music Cultures of the World
  • First Seminar
  • Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung
  • Music History I
  • Music History III