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The 2024 Purposeful Repertoire Consortium

This project is a collaboration with directors/ teachers who are intimately familiar with the Grade 3-4 level of music and looking to create purposeful repertoire in this genre.

Last year, this was restricted to concert band and resulted in Light Descending and Refractions.

This year, I am gathering information from directors in all genres to decide what project(s) to pursue next. Offer suggestions below or simply sign up to receive information when the project takes shape.

Interest/ Project Suggestions Form
What ensemble are you interested in helping to create new music for?
What length do we need more of?

I will be in touch!

Work Samples in this Genre

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Kevin Poelking

Unique, thoughtful, and meticulously crafted, Kevin Poelking’s  work is quickly emerging in the world of modern music. Always mindful of contributing purposefully to the repertoire, Poelking considers the experience of audience members, musicians, and conductors from the outset of his creative process.


Within the first three years of his professional career as a composer, he was named a winner or top finalist in several competitions including The NBA/ William D. Revelli Memorial Composition Contest, The American Prize, The Reno Pops Composer's Showcase, and The Minot Symphony Orchestra Young Composer’s Competition.


Poelking receives regular commissions and performances in his home state of Colorado and beyond. He has received world premieres from The Dallas Winds, the Stratus Chamber Orchestra, and the Montgomery Philharmonic. His music has been performed at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the University of Michigan, and other academic and professional venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia.

An accomplished conductor, Poelking received a Master of Music degree with Dr. Rebecca Phillips, and was invited to conduct the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 2019.


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

Poelking currently serves on the music faculty at Colorado State University and works as Composer-in-Residence for the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras.

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