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About Junior Session

Sandra Dennis and Marty Knieriem, Directors

Each year 70 middle school age musicians take part in our two week long Junior Session. Co-directed by Sandy Dennis and Marty Knieriem, our dedicated faculty of professional musicians works to match students with chamber groups and orchestral repertoire that challenge and delight them. Every piece our young artists study and rehearse culminates in public performances which happen weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.

Each student receives at least one private lesson per week, but often teachers meet more frequently with students to review their progress, help them prepare the week’s repertoire, and encourage productive practice habits. The faculty reside on campus during the sessions and everyone shares delicious, home-cooked meals together.

The Kinhaven Junior Session accepts 70 students.  Violinists, cellists, and pianists currently in grades 4 through 7 are eligible; violists, bassists, woodwind, and brass players currently in grades 4 through 8 are also eligible.

More information about dates, tuition, financial aid and audition requirements for 2018 will be available in late October. Please join our mailing list to be notified when applications are open.