Margaret McElwain Kemper

Adjunct Associate Professor, Organ

Margaret McElwain Kemper

MM, Northwestern University

Margaret Kemper holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ from DePauw University where she studied with Arthur Carkeek, and a Master's degree in organ from Northwestern University as a student of Barrett Spach. As a Fulbright Scholar in Paris for two years after college, she studied with André Marchal, as well as with Marie-Claire Alain and Anton Heiller at the Summer Academy for Organists in Haarlem, the Netherlands. She is currently Organist and Director of Musicat Presbyterian Homes in Evanston and also teaches at the Music Institute of Chicago. She has served the American Guild of Organists in many positions for many years, both locally and nationally. She was National President of the AGO from 1994-1998. In 1998 She lead a delegation of organists to Prague, Budapest and Warsaw as part of the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program; and has played recitals in Moscow, Warsaw, Kiev and Rivne in the Ukraine. She also presented two master classes at the universities in Kiev and Rivne as part of the third American Organ Festival sponsored by the American Embassy.