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 welcome to apply. Students participate in either Session I or Session II according to their age and playing level.
June 18-19, 2022
Advanced beginning to intermediate students ages 9-12
June 20-24, 2022
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 a recording (video preferred) of two excerpts of contrasting styles: one lyrical passage and one faster piece; 2 minutes each in length.
- 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. If necessary, additional protocols, such as regular testing, indoor mask-wearing, and physical distancing may be required during the camp week. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.