Dr. Rosephanye Dunn Powell, Associate Professor of Music at Auburn University, holds degrees from Alabama State University (B.M.E., summa cum laude), Westminster Choir College (M.M. in vocal performance and pedagogy, with distinction), and The Florida State University (D.M. in vocal performance). Previously, Dr. Powell served on the faculties of Philander Smith College (AR) and Georgia Southern University. Dr. Powell’s soprano singing has successfully brought her through recital, concert, and oratorio performances throughout the South and Northeast regions of the United States. Her doctoral treatise, The Art Songs of William Grant Still, is considered the authoritative work on the subject, and her article "William Grant Still: His Life and His Songs" was published in the prestigious NATS Journal of Singing. Dr. Powell served as the editor for William Grant Still: An Art Song Collection published recently by William Grant Still Music. Dr. Powell is a composer and arranger of choral music, currently published by Gentry Publications/Fred Bock Music and the Hal Leonard Corporation. Her works are in great demand at choral festivals nationally and internationally. Dr. Powell’s works have been conducted and premiered by internationally-renown choral conductors including Philip Brunelle, Bob Chilcott, Rodney Eichenberger, Albert McNeil, Tim Seelig, and Andre Thomas. Dr. Powell is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the College Music Society (CMS), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). She has been included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Outstanding Young Women in America.