About Dr. Kemper

Are you looking to take your passion for music to the next level?  Or maybe you're just wanting to get started?  Either way, I'm ready to help.  I have fifteen years of college-level teaching experience, and I have taught privately for over twenty years.  As a performer, I play regularly for Minnesota Public Radio, and on the stages of Orchestra Hall and the Ordway.  If you are interested in jazz and popular music, I teach that as well.  I am a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association.  Let me help you allow music to enrich your life!

Charles Kemper, pianist, has taught at St. Olaf College, Northwestern College and Bethel University, and is currently organist for Calvary Baptist Church in Roseville, MN.  A native of Houston, Texas, Charles made his debut with the Houston Symphony at the age of 17, playing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto. He has earned several degrees in piano performance, including a doctor of musical arts degree from Yale University. He has appeared as a soloist with the New Haven Symphony, University of Houston Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, and the Jacksonville Symphony. Charles has been the VocalEssence staff accompanist since 1993.