Program for Maine Students

2023 Session I
June 17-18, 2023 (ages 9-12)
2023 Session II
June 19-23, 2023 (ages 13-19)
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, Woodwinds
Application Deadline
April 8, 2023
Application Fee
Session I Tuition
Session II Tuition

Application Opens on January 2, 2023.

Kneisel Hall Program for Maine Students is a day camp open to young musicians ages 9 to 19.

With a chamber music intensive curriculum, what began as a small camp for local Blue Hill students has blossomed into a state-wide program with a growing reputation.

Every day consists of various instructional rehearsals, master classes, and workshops that culminate in final student performances. Daily activities also include fun sight-reading sessions, picnic, and talent show. In addition to working with our excellent faculty, the students are also mentored by young artists from Kneisel Hall’s famed Young Artist Chamber Music Program.

The opportunity to delve deep into chamber music and playing with peers who share the love of music makes our camp a memorable chamber music experience!

Eligibility and Session Dates

Our chamber groups are primarily strings and piano, but wind players are encouraged to apply. Students participate in either Session I or Session II according to their age and playing level.

Session I
June 17-18, 2023
Advanced beginning to intermediate students ages 9-12

Session II
June 19-23, 2023
Intermediate to advanced students ages 13-19, up to high school seniors.

Students can indicate, in the application form, which Session they wish to participate in. Students from the younger age group may be invited to participate in Session II, if their playing level is compatible with the advanced students. Applications from program alumni in college may also be considered.

Application requirement includes uploading video recordings two excerpts of contrasting styles: one lyrical passage and one faster piece; 2 minutes each in length.

This program is a day program, activities taking place between 9am – 5pm each day. Lodging at Kneisel Hall  is not provided. Students coming from out of town are responsible for their own housing. 


  • Marisa Solomon, Cello (Director)
  • Patricia Stowell, Piano
  • Rebecca Benjamin, Violin
  • Scott Woolweaver, Viola


Health & Safety Protocols

Eligible students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending our camp. COVID vaccination is required for faculty and staff. All students, faculty, and staff will be required to provide proof of negative test result on their first day. Health and safety protocols are subject to change, and may be relaxed or made more stringent as public health conditions evolve.


If you have questions regarding eligibility, audition requirement, or other program related questions, please contact our faculty at

“Whether planning a career in music or not, our students will have the ability to pursue music with future circles of friends. They will make music a permanent feature of their lives and carry on a centuries-old tradition.”