Kim Myers

Composer, Oboist

Kimberly Myers has released two CDs of original contemporary classical and Celtic-style music, Castle of Dreams (2010) and Meadow Woods Suite (2012), recorded by her husband, guitarist Michael Koelbl. Her primary instruments are oboe, English horn and piano. Her impressionistic musical writing style creates rich, intriguing sounds with a unique blend of instruments, appealing to a wide crossover audience of listeners.

Kim studied music and oboe as an undergraduate at Frostburg State University with Dr. Robert Pusey. She continued her oboe studies after college, her teachers including Leslie Starr of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and Joseph Turner, retired principal oboist, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Her first music teacher, the late Florence Mason, with whom she studied piano for almost ten years, was instrumental in her development of a strong background in music theory and improvisation. Kim also plays the recorder, flute, dulcimer, guitar, Celtic harp, violin and saxophone.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and a master’s degree in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She is a member of the International Double Reed Society and has played oboe and English horn with several groups in the Baltimore and Carroll County areas including the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Greenspring Valley Orchestra and McDaniel College Concert Band. Last fall she was a Composer-In-Residence at The Catholic High School of Baltimore. In addition to teaching music privately, she also volunteers as music director of the North Carroll Senior Center.