Kimberly Kraft McLemore

Kimberly Kraft McLemore

Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, Nashville Symphony



Kimberly Kraft McLemore is a Nashville-based music educator, arts administrator, and arts advocate. Kimberly is currently in her third season with the Nashville Symphony where she serves as the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement. Prior to this role, Kimberly managed the Nashville Symphony’s nationally recognized Accelerando pathway initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with the goal of preparing young musicians from diverse communities to enter the field of classical music.

Prior to joining the Education and Community Engagement team at the Nashville Symphony, Kimberly taught high school choral and theater arts in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She also served as a member of the Fine Arts Standards Writing Committee for the State of Tennessee Board of Education and an ensemble manager for the Tennessee Music Educators Association’s state conference. She is currently in her sixth year as the ensemble manager for the All-National Honor Ensemble for the National Association for Music Education National Conference.

Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to her continued work as a local freelance musician and teaching artist, Kimberly also enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and two children.