Powell Weaver Edit Profile
Student Institute of Musical Art, New York City. Studied organ 3 years under Gaston Dethier, composition under Percy Goetschius, also privately under Pietro Yon (1 year New York and 1 year Italy). Studied composition under Ottorino Respighi, St. Cecelia Academy, Rome, Italy, organ under Rimigio Renzi (Vatican organist).
All of Weaver's professional positions were in the city of Kansas City, Missouri. He was first organist for the Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple from 1918 through 1938 where he presided over the distinguished and venerable 4 manual, Ernest M. Skinner organ described by organist Frederick Hohman as "the oldest original and intact 4 manual Ernest M. Skinner Organ (1912)". He then went on to be organist and director of music for the First Baptist Church (1938-1951) and also Temple B’nai Jehudah.
Powell died on Dec. 22, 1951 in Oakland, California.
Exultation: Piece Symphonique
(Music for organ and piano by Powell Weaver (1890-1951).)
- Exultation: Piece Symphonique
Member The MacDowell Colony, American Composers Alliance, American Society Composers.
Married Mary Watson, 1938.