Kimberly Archer

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer


Kimberly K. Archer (b. 1973, Mendota, Ill.) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Archer attended Florida State University, Syracuse University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Her composition teachers include Charles Carter, Andrew Waggoner, Donald Grantham, David Gillingham, and David Maslanka. She has held positions at Bowling Green State University and Western Carolina University before her current position as assistant professor of composition at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, were she teaches composition, music theory, analysis, counterpoint, and twentieth-century music.

A specialist in music for winds and percussion, Dr. Archer has had her music featured at conventions such as the 2016 CBDNA North Central Regional Convention, the 2010 National Band Association Convention - Wisconsin Chapter, the 2009 Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Convention, the 2007 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Convention, the 2006 CBDNA Southwest Regional Convention, the 2003 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the 2002 CBDNA Southern Regional Convention. Commissions for her works have come from organizations such as The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, The International Center for New Music at Central Michigan University, the International Women’s Brass Conference, and the Iowa All-State Band, as well as by consortia of university and high school ensembles from throughout the United States.

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  • Acklin, Amy I. "Common Threads." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 752-758. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • Carney, Patrick. "Kimberly Archer Turned Sadness Into a Five-Movement Memorial." The Instrumentalist, February 2004
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 246.
  • Kimberly Archer website