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Kristen Kemp,

Program & Music Director of the Studio Artists

Kristen Kemp has been working with singers for over 15 years, both in the recital hall as well as on the opera stage.  She has worked as a vocal coach and pianist for Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Pacific, Michigan Opera Theatre, Indianapolis Opera, Kentucky Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera North and the Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy, among others.  As a collaborative artist, she has also given recitals in New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Cincinnati, Honduras and Sarasota.  During the 2003-2004 seasons at Sarasota Opera, Maestro Kemp was the Youth Opera Director and a member of the music staff.  Having worked with Sarasota Opera for seven years, she is now the Director of the Studio Artist Program.  In addition, in August of 2010 for her second season, she will rejoin V.O.I.C.Experience in Tampa, directed by Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves.  She received her Masters degree in vocal accompaniment and Artist Diploma in opera coaching from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.