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Local Legends: Chris Powell

Free and Open to the Public
January 21, 2021
8:00 PM

Chris Powell is a multi-dimensional performer and music educator living in Chicago. Originally from Des Moines, Chris holds a degree in opera from UNI, and was heavily involved as a stagehand at the GBPAC, having worked on over 60 major productions during his time there, as well as serving as head technician for the WCFSO for 2 years. 

After graduating in 2012, Chris moved back to Des Moines for 6 years, during which he performed around the Midwest both solo and in several award-winning bands, worked closely with multiple non-profit music education institutions, and provided sound design, original compositions, and musical direction for theatrical productions around the city. 

From mid-2018 until the shutdown in early 2020, Chris could be found singing and playing piano in a variety of Chicago venues, performing upwards of 200 shows per year as solo act, and as a part of Bluewater Kings Wedding Band. Since then, he has moved primarily to teaching online voice and piano lessons, as well as playing small, responsible events both outdoors and over the internet. 
Chris is passionate about making the study of music more modern and accessible for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

You can find out more about Chris, including booking and lesson information, at!

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