Kirk Vogel, composer with Grand Mesa Strings.

Kirk Vogel

Kirk Vogel spent his entire music education career involved with Colorado schools including teaching assignments at Palisade Jr/Sr High School, Bayfield Middle and High School and Heath Junior High/Heath Middle School in Greeley. During his career he was fortunate enough to be able to teach band, orchestra, choir, and jazz band.

In retirement Kirk continues to be active as a composer, guest conductor, adjudicator, and an educator/clinician. He was inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Hall of Fame at the 2020 CMEA state convention.

Mr. Vogel has also had a successful career as a composer of band and orchestra music. Three Waters Mountain, Escalante, and Perseids were the winning entries in the CMEA Composers Competition in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2000. His compositions have been performed at state music conventions, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Flute Association Convention, and the American School Band Directors Association National Convention. The Pittsburgh Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, community bands and every age group from elementary through college have performed his music. He is a writer and publisher member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

He resides in Greeley, CO, with his wife, Susan. They have two grown daughters. On his free days he loves to spend time with his family hiking, biking, skiing, or photographing nature.

For further information, you can contact Mr. Vogel through his website at