Gavin Farrell

Executive Director


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Percussionist Gavin Farrell was named Executive Director of Powers Music School in May of 2017. With an administrative teaching and performing career that spans more than 25 years, Mr. Farrell brings a wealth of experience to Powers and Belmont. Along the way, he has learned from master drummers and jazz luminaries, performed everywhere from dive bars in the rural south to the Kennedy Center’s mainstage, and inspired countless students to think creatively and have fun making music.

Prior to joining Powers, Mr. Farrell lived in Baltimore where he served as Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Preparatory from 2013-2017 and as Student Academic Programs Administrator from 2002-2013. Mr. Farrell received his B.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Florida and holds an M.M. in both Percussion and Music Theory Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory.

Fun Facts

  1. I have a dog named Wookie.
  2. I can play the digeridoo.
  3. I once insulted the entire state of Alabama, live on an Alabama radio station.