Kneisel Hall
Chamber Music
School and Festival

Celebrating Ellen Werner

On March 12, 2022, we celebrated Ellen Werner and her remarkable 25-year tenure as Executive Director. An extravaganza concert in New York was a night to remember!

Summer 2022

Kneisel Hall returns this summer with a full slate of Friday and Sunday concerts, Open Rehearsals, Masterclasses, and the ever popular Young Artist Concert series.

About Kneisel Hall

In 1902, violinist Franz Kneisel (pronounced ‘Kuh-nye-zul’) built a house in Blue Hill, Maine to provide a summer haven for music students to immerse in chamber music study.

In Memoriam

Kneisel Hall mourns the passing of long-time viola faculty Ira Weller, and devoted board members Libbie Cluett and Kenneth Kleeman. Ira, Libbie, and Ken were devoted teachers, supporters, and friends to the entire Kneisel Hall community, who each dedicated themselves to Kneisel Hall’s mission with deep care, kindness, and generosity. Their loss is profound and we miss them dearly. 

With roots back to 1902, Kneisel Hall has been called
“the cradle of chamber music teaching in America.”

In keeping with this heritage, we take it as our mission to foster the art of chamber music through teaching and performance in an intimate environment steeped in tradition and artistic excellence. Thus, we exist to enrich the artistic skills of our students and the cultural life of our surrounding community and to represent the highest ideals of ensemble performance.