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KAY KEMPER

Harp, Principal

BIOGRAPHY

Classically trained harpist and musician, Kay Kemper has had over 30 years professional playing experience. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, her teachers include Joan Harrison Ceo, Lucile Lawrence and Alice Chalifoux. Kay has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas in Venezuela. She has also participated in the summer music festivals at the Interlochen National Music Camp, Tanglewood Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival. A versatile performer, Kay enjoys giving lecture recitals, playing chamber music, or providing ambience with background music. She has performed on 3 cruise ships and seen many different ports around the world. As an active freelance musician in South Florida since 1990, Kay performs regularly with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Palm Beach Symphony, the Palm Beach Pops, Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony in Ft. Myers, as well as various private functions in the area. She maintains a private teaching studio and has just completed a 4 year term as President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Harp Society.