Kimberly Powell

Host, Performance Oklahoma

Kimberly Powell joined the staff at KUCO-FM in Edmond, Oklahoma as an announcer in September of 2007 and assumed the role of Director of Production and Syndication in March of 2008 and Assistant Director of Programming in July of 2011. She is the host and producer of Performance Oklahoma, the station's weekly showcase of local recitals and concerts. Offering new and creative production for event and underwriting promotion as well as for station fund raising, Kimberly has taken the opportunity to establish excellent working relationships with representatives of music and arts organizations throughout the state. Recognized as a savvy and thoughtful interviewer she has hosted many guests to the KUCO studios and off site she has met and interviewed a number of the world's leading musical artists.

Kimberly came to the job well prepared with 25 years of work as a professional collaborative pianist and coach appearing with artists and performers around the country in concerts and master classes and on the National Public Radio series Performance Today. Performances in the Puget Sound region included appearances on The Seattle Flute Society Distinguished Artists Concerts and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s Musically Speaking Series, work as an active Board member and performer with the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival and as a coach at the Seattle Conservatory and Pacific Lutheran University. She has also appeared as a guest artist at the International Double-Reed Convention, The Clarinet Symposium, the International Clarinet Association Convention, the National Flute Association Convention and the International Horn Society Conference. Here in Oklahoma she has appeared as a guest artist on the Sutton Faculty Artist and Master Performer Series at OU, the International Clarinet Symposium, the Faculty Concert Series at OSU and SNU, and Guest Artist Series at Quartz Mountain and UCO. Kimberly holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University and pursued post-graduate private study with the distinguished English pianist Benjamin Kaplan in London.

Ways to Connect

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble: Concert 3 "Rustic Gardens

Vienna Boys Choir

The Pacifica Quartet

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble Concert 2

Performance Oklahoma is heard each Wednesday evening at 8pm and Saturday morning at 8am on Classical KUCO and Saturday evening at 8pm on Classical 88.7 KWTU HD-1.

Christmas Vespers "To God, the Glory"

Penderecki Piano Trio

Performance Oklahoma is a weekly showcase of performances drawn from concert settings across Oklahoma and is produced and hosted by Kimberly Powell in the studios of KUCO-FM in Edmond.

OKC Jazz Orchestra

Intimate Portraits in Chamber Music Part 3

Classics 1 Oklahoma Stories

Intimate Portraits in Chamber Music Part I

OKC Philharmonic

Classics 8

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble

Concert 5

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Armstrong Auditorium

The Canadian Brass

50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Carmina Burana

Classics 6

Alexander Mickelthwate Natasha Paremski

Skride Piano Quartet

The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

American String Quartet

Mozart Orchestra of New York

Gerard Schwarz Anne Akiko Meyers

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Alexander Mickelthwate

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

Founder's Concert

The Jeannette Sias Memorial Concert