The Young Artist Seminar focuses on chamber music repertoire and also includes works performed by our conductor-less chamber orchestra and our chorus. Each chamber group studies one work during the week-long program and receives daily coaching by our faculty. Other musical activities may include master classes and studio classes as well as opportunities for singing and organized discussions on musical topics. Each group is assigned to a rehearsal studio and a coach. Rehearsals and coachings take place each morning and afternoon.
The week’s work culminates in outreach concerts in Southern Vermont as well as in Kinhaven’s own concert hall. All students perform the chamber work studied while at Kinhaven. Performances by the conductor-less chamber orchestra and the chorus are featured on the Sunday morning concert.
Young Artist Seminar students stay in Kinhaven’s communal cabins with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. There is electricity in all cabins. The Common Room in the Main House is available day and night for reading, visiting, and relaxing in front of the fireplace.
Meals are provided from supper on Sunday to lunch the following Sunday. The Kinhaven kitchen is famous for its delicious homemade fare—fresh, nutritious and non-institutional. Vegetarian meals will be available.
The workshop begins with supper on Sunday and ends with lunch the following Sunday. Admission is open to serious musicians and pre-formed groups, ages 18-28.
More information about dates, tuition, and audition requirements for 2018 will be available in late October. Please join our mailing list to be notified when applications are open for next summer’s program.