Contributing to the repertoire of

conducted chamber works for winds and percussion

Cited in the CBDNA- College Band Directors National Association

COVID-19 Response Report

Goals of The Chamber Winds Project:

  • Offer more of our students/ performers the opportunity to play in chamber wind ensembles.

    • With a recent focus on saxophone, euphonium, and percussion players.

  • Offer conductors a greater variety of repertoire and instrumentation in the chamber winds category. Especially:​

    • Those looking to address potential class-size limitations as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Directors of small universities with challenges in instrumentation and ensemble numbers

    • Graduate students looking for new repertoire for their conducting recitals

    • Those looking to give their double reed players a much needed break!

  • Begin new projects for all conductors  to contribute to commissions and consortium​s that will increase our wind repertoire, including those with limited budgets (small universities, secondary schools, community ensembles and graduate students looking to make a purposeful impact to the repertoire early in their career)


Repertoire Available Now:

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Slate (for chamber brass and percussion) (2019)

2 tpt. 2 hn. 2 tbn. 1 euph. 1 tba. 2 perc.

Duration: 5'

Embers in the Black (2018)

1 picc. 1 fl. 2 Bb cl. 1 bass cl. 1 cb cl. 4 saxes 3 perc.

Duration: 8'

Fanfare for a New Day (2018)

2019-2020 Dallas Winds Fanfare Competition Winner

6 tpt. 4 hn. 3 tbn. 2 euph. 2 tba. 3 perc + timp.

Duration: 3'

Lucy (for brass choir and piano) (arr. 2018)

"Highest Achievement in the Visual and Performing Arts"-2018

2tpt. 2hn. 3 tbn. 1 euph. 1 tba. pno.

Duration: 5:30

Fanfare for Brass and Percussion (2015)

4 hn. 3 tpt. 3 tbn. 1 tba. 2 perc + timp.

Duration: 3'

For When We Arrive (for chamber woodwinds and percussion) (2021)

2 fl. 2 cl. 1 bass cl. 3 saxes (alto-tnr-bari) 2 perc.

Duration: 7'

Creating New Repertoire:

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If you are curious about what it would look like to commission a new work or begin a consortium, please get in touch. This process is an open dialogue and very much in the spirit of collaboration. The process can be very flexible and tailored precisely to you and your program.

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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 The University of Michigan, CU-Boulder, Virginia Tech, 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 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.


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