Kemp Jernigan performs extensively in and around New York City in ensembles varying in size and style. A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Kemp has been a guest artist at festivals such as Bridgehampton, White Mountains Music Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Ocean Reef, Washington Friends of Music, Black Hills Chamber Music Society, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival and Musical Bridges over San Antonio. He is a frequent guest performer with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, as well as a core member of the Exponential Ensemble and a founding member of the ensemble SoundMind.
Kemp is on the faculties of the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, SUNY Purchase, and Longy School of Music of Bard College. Performing with such ensembles, festivals and faculty has led him to meet and play with many incredible people and live a life of sharing his love for music with others.
Kemp received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, Performer’s Certificate from SUNY Purchase and Master of Music degree from The Yale School of Music.