Mckenzie Camp is a percussionist in San Francisco where she plays with many ensembles in the bay area. She is on the sub list with the San Francisco Opera, and has played with groups including Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Chanticleer, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Island City Opera, Adesso Ensemble, Brass Band Mission, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Patriot Brass, and Opera Parallele.
She is a member of Wild Rumpus, a chamber group dedicated to the development of new music through collaboration with young/emerging composers.
She is also a member of deirfiúr duo, which plays many different genres of music combining percussion, trumpet, piano, voice, and other unique instruments.
She graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance and also earned a Performer’s Certificate. While at Eastman she studied with Michael Burritt, John Beck, Bill Cahn, and Chip Ross, and performed regularly with groups including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Percussion Ensemble, and Eastman Philharmonia.
She received her Masters degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Jack Van Geem and performed with the Conservatory Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.
She has worked with musicians and composers including Steve Reich, Steve Schick and the SFCMP, Glenn Kotche, Pete Erskine, Annie Gosfield, Bob Becker, and the Bang on a Can All Stars.
She has performed all over the U.S. including at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has attended and performed at summer festivals including the Bang On A Can Summer Festival, the MasterWorks Festival, the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, the Idyllwild Performing Arts Summer Camp, and the Cloyd Duff Timpani Masterclass. She was on the American Wind Symphony Orchestra's 2010 summer tour where she performed a marimba trio concerto.
In 2011, Mckenzie was an alternate for the Fulbright Scholarship to Sweden.
Mckenzie is a California native. She grew up a farm girl on a vineyard near Bakersfield. Her musical endeavors began when she started taking piano lessons at the age of four. She also played the saxophone in elementary school until switching to percussion, which she has loved ever since.