Jeff Kempskie

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Interim Director of Choral Activities
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Jeff Kempskie is active in the D.C. area as a church musician, choral conductor, accompanist, music educator, and singer. He has served as Director of Music and organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill since the fall of 2010, where he directs the Chancel Choir and manages all other aspects of the music program. Mr. Kempskie has been on the faculty of the George Washington University since January 2016 and is the accompanist and assistant conductor for the University Singers and Women's Ensemble. He also coordinates the monthly Fridays at Five recital series, is a piano accompanist for various recitals, and has coached chamber ensembles. As a singer, Mr. Kempskie has sung professionally at Washington National Cathedral, St. Paul’s K Street, and early music ensemble Chantry, and he is a former member of the Cantate Chamber Singers. 

Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Mr. Kempskie taught choral music at the Eaglebrook School and Quabbin Regional Middle/High School while serving as organist or director of music at a variety of churches of different denominations—Unitarian Universalist, Catholic, Episcopal, and Presbyterian—in Massachusetts and New York. He has been piano and organ accompanist for choirs at the Eastman School of Music, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition, he has music-directed or played keyboard for nearly 60 musical theater productions.


B.M. in Music Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.M. in Choral Conducting, University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.M. in Organ Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music