Music in the City | Amulet Strange + Tyler Kemp

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Join the Mississippi Museum of Art via YouTube Live for the musical stylings of Amulet Strange and Tyler Kemp. This flutist and pianist duo will perform a mix of standard and more recent works, in this month’s Music in the City, generously sponsored by Trustmark and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral.

Tyler Kemp An accomplished pianist and collaborator, Tyler Kemp has become an essential part of musical life in Jackson, MS. His captivating and exciting performances of classical, jazz, and pop music showcase confidence and fluency in all genres. Tyler joined the faculty of Mississippi College in 2014, and also serves as music director at Bellwether Church. He frequently directs shows for the Mississippi Opera Cabaret Series, and is a founding member of NEW JXN, a new music ensemble based in Jackson.

Amulet Strange is Principal Flutist of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and member of the MSO Woodwind Quintet since 2015. Additionally, she is Adjunct Professor of Flute at Jackson State University and Mississippi College and on the Artist Roster with the Mississippi Arts Commission. Ms. Strange has recently performed with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest clinician for the Mid-South and Louisiana flute festivals. Her summers have been spent across the United States at Spoleto Festival USA, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Atlantic Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Ohio Light Opera. Ms. Strange is a founding member of Deciduous Trio for flute/ viola (Stephanie Mientka)/ harp (Hope Cowan). The Deciduous Trio is committed to expanding their ensemble’s repertoire and sharing their unique sound with diverse audiences. The Deciduous Trio has performed on recital series across the country and the American Harp Society and National Flute Association conventions. As a soloist, Ms. Strange has performed concertos with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Jackson State University Orchestra, and Mississippi College Symphonic Winds. Her masterclass performances have been for renowned flutists such as Emmanuel Pahud, Jim Walker, Christina Jennings, Conor Nelson, and Jill Felber, among others. A Texas native and Interlochen Arts Academy graduate, Ms. Strange holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University and Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was the recipient of the Presser Scholar Award. Her major teachers include Timothy Day and Leone Buyse with additional influence from Aralee Dorough, Catherine Payne, and Jocelyn Goranson.