July 2012 · Kay has had over 30 years' professional playing experience. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, her teachers include Joan H. Ceo, Lucile Lawrence and Alice Chalifoux. 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, Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, and Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, 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.
Kay Kemper has been a harpist in one production (2012) at Palm Beach Dramaworks.