Kevin             Poelking

Composer, conductor, and educator

"To share and celebrate the intangible power of music, and the community that it creates."

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Use the form below or email me at if you are interested in a piece specifically written for you, or your professional/community/academic ensemble. Commissions can come with strict guidelines or very few at all. This form is just a good way to start to the process.

I am almost always able to accommodate requests for video calls during school hours with students as part of a commissioning project.

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"...Kevin is not only an already seasoned composer, but he is a marvelous conductor..."

- Carter Pann, Composer, Pulitzer-Prize Finalist

With a growing number of premieres in the United States and Europe, Kevin Poelking is an emerging American composer. His music has been performed by the Dallas Winds, multiple European groups, and ensembles at major American universities including Colorado State University, Oregon State University, The University of Akron, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Emory University in Atlanta. He is a regularly commissioned composer in his home state of Colorado and beyond.  

Poelking is an accomplished conductor. He has conducted and rehearsed opera, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and wind bands, including the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own." 

Poelking studied percussion and music education at the University of South Carolina before obtaining a Master of Music in Wind Conducting with Dr. Rebecca Phillips. The limited variety of repertoire he encountered while programming for his conducting recital gave birth to The Chamber Winds Project.


His composition teachers include award-winning composer Dr. James M. David and Pulitzer Prize-Nominated composer Dr. Carter Pann.