Michael Kemp is an internationally respected choral clinician, having conducted more than 400 workshops and festivals for over 40 years. In June 2011, Michael completed 14 years as an Upper School music teacher at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington, PA. He conducts two adult ensembles, the Academy Chamber Society and the Academy Chorale, and is a member of the legendary Kemp family of choral musicians. Michael is a published composer with the Augsburg, Choristers Guild and GIA publishing houses.

Michael's book, The Choral Challenge: Practical Paths to Solving Problems, has received rave reviews in the Choral Journal (April 2010) and Choristers Guild. The Choral Challenge is available from G.I.A. Publishers in Chicago. To order your copy of The Choral Challenge: check out G.I.A. or Amazon.

Innovative Warm-Ups for the Volunteer Choir is now available from GIA. Michael wrote this book with choral directors in mind, which includes warm-ups designed to improve a choir's sound and increase individual musicianship. A companion booklet is available separately for each choir member.


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Michael is also an experienced amateur luthier, having built a viola completely by hand (400 hours), and restored another viola and three violins. Read Good Old Gus to learn more about his latest restoration project!