Angela Powers serves as Washington Street’s Director of Music. She came to Washington Street in January 2011, upon the retirement of Arletta Raley who had served this congregation for 40 years.
Angela holds a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and a Masters of Music Education from the University of South Carolina. At Carolina, Angela studied choral conducting under the late Dr. Arpad Darazs, opera under the direction of Dr. Donald Gray, and voice with Professors Gene Ferguson and Laurie Christie. She also served as Drum Major for the USC Band under the direction of Mr. James K. Copenhaver.
For the last 32years, Angela has been a music teacher in Richland School District Two, serving at Forest Lake Elementary, Spring Valley High School, and Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary. Angela was named Richland Two District Teacher of the Year in 2000.