She has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, BAM, the Whitney Museum and Zankel Hall with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe in various works by Monk. Featured in GO Magazine’s ‘Women at the Helm’ series, Powell conducted the Stonewall Chorale and members of Melodia Women’s Choir in a gala benefit concert for the American Cancer Society at Carnegie Hall, with Julie Andrews as the honoree. She is among a group of NYC conductors who regularly lead the massed chorus at the NewYork Choral Consortium’s Annual Big Sing.
In addition to Melodia, Taisiya also collaborates with the Young People’s Chorus of NYC, is on the faculty of the Lucy Moses School and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and is a teaching artist for the Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Center. Dr. Pushkar holds a BM from Oberlin College, and a MM and DMA from the Manhattan School of Music. She has been the official pianist of the Melodia since 2009.