Grants

Most Outstanding Musician Award – State of Texas Jazz
Festival, 1956

Teaching Fellowship – North Texas University, 1959-62

Best Composition Award – Notre Dame Jazz Festival, 1961

Teaching Assistantship – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 1965-66

Faculty Fellowship, for composing – UIUC, summer 1968

Summer Instructional Award Grant, to develop a new theory-history undergraduate program – UIUC, summer 1970

ASCAP Composition Awards, annually from 1971 – present

Fromm Foundation Scholarship to Bennington Composer’s Conference, summer 1971

Faculty Fellowship, for composing – UIUC, summer 1972

Center for Advanced Study, for a year’s leave to compose –
UIUC, 1972-73

National Endowment for the Arts, summer 1974

National Endowment for the Arts, summer 1976

Meet the Composer, for three appearances at three northeastern universities, September-October 1977

MacDowell Colony Fellowship, fall 1980

University Scholar Travel Fund Grants, 1980 through 1985, March 1988, May 1990

Meet the Composer, New York NY, March 1981

MacDowell Fellowship, fall 1981

Meet the Composer – New York University, New York, NY,
June 15, 1984

National Endowment for the Arts, 1985

Meet the Composer – Cleveland OH, October 14, 1985

Meet the Composer, New York, NY, February, 4, 1986

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, March 1 to September 30, 1987

Meet the Composer, Tampa FL, spring 1988

The International Rostrum of Composers – one of three composers in the USA whose work, Ray’s in the Window: GAMAN, was broadcast internationally, 1988

Meet the Composer, New York NY, spring 1990

Center for Advanced Study, UIUC, August 1991 – May 1992

Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, Lake Forest IL, October-November 1991

American Music Center, NYC, 1992

UIUC Research Board, to record Red White and Black Blues for New World Recording Company, 1992

UIUC Research Board, to produce CD of Powell’s works for Einstein Records, 1992-1993

Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, Lake Forest IL, April 1993

University Scholar Travel Fund, UIUC, 1993

UIUC Research Board, to produce a CD of Powell’s music, 1994

Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, Lake Forest IL,
February 1994

Ucross Foundation Artist Residency, Clearmont, WY, November-December 1994

Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, Lake Forest IL, January-February 1995

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Finalist, 1996

Ragdale Foundation Artist Residencies, Lake Forest IL,
annually: 1996-2005

UIUC Research Board, to record and/or produce CD’s of Powell’s music 1993-2004

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 1999

Pulitzer Prize Nomination for The Waterclown, 2000

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 2001

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 2003

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 2006