Kinhaven Is Home for Me

The US Army announced this March that Staff Sergeant Nicole Daley of the 82nd Airborne Division Band will represent US Army Music Careers at the International Women’s Brass Conference in May in an all-women brass quintet. Nikki (trumpet,… Read More

Every Village Has a Different Swing on Its Dances!

“To dance is part of being a musician,” says viola faculty Kenneth Kwo. “If you can feel a rhythm, you can dance.” As Kinhaven’s resident folk-dance teacher, Ken can tell whether it will be a good year for… Read More

Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings from Kinhaven Co-executive Directors Tony Mazzocchi and Deborah Buck. Thanks for making 2018 our best year ever! Please help sustain our momentum into 2019 by making a gift to the Annual Fund at www.kinhaven.org/donate.

Junior Session Packs in the Activities

Photo: The activities calendar is put together by activities staff Marty Jacobs, Asa Maynard, Juvenal Santiago, Devon Nelson, and Samantha Lauring. Junior Session 2018 began with students arriving, giant bubbles, and first-weekend auditions. Within two short weeks together, we… Read More

An Intensely Musical and Humanistic Experience: Five questions for Matt Frohnhoefer

An Intensely Musical and Humanistic Experience: Five questions for Matt Frohnhoefer Kinhaven Executive Assistant Matt Frohnhoefer is the behind-the-scenes magician who has made Kinhaven’s operations run so beautifully for the past seven years. From organizing Board meetings to… Read More

Everybody Gives Day 2018

Everybody Gives Day Is Monday, September 17 Let’s Work Together to Restore the Main House Help Kinhaven Meet the $10,000 Challenge Grant!     On Everybody Gives Day Monday, September 17, ourambitious goal is to raise $50,000 to… Read More

A Powerful and Personal Transformation

Nancy Bidlack inaugurated Kinhaven’s two-week Junior Session in 1990 as an experiment, and staff were feeling their way at first. That was Rob Blaine’s first year as trombone faculty, which was doubly disorienting, because he had just spent… Read More

Senior Session 2018

That’s almost a wrap on Senior Session 2018! We’ll have a full report next month, but for now we’re sharing this scrapbook of some of the highlights. From an intensive schedule of chamber music, orchestral, and choral performances… Read More

Important, Moving, and Meaningful: The 2018 Piano Workshop

Susan Nisbett, Ann Arbor; Barbara Sherman, Chicago; Nancy Breth (coach), Washington DC

(photo: Susan Nisbett, Ann Arbor; Barbara Sherman, Chicago; Nancy Breth (coach), Washington DC) By Susan Isaacs Nisbett Like all the children of Lake Wobegon, every session of Kinhaven’s Adult Four-Hand Piano Workshop is above average.

The Path to a Pulitzer Begins in the Art Cabin

Caroline Shaw - photo: Kait Moreno

Caroline Shaw (violin, ’97–’98) spent two life-changing summers playing chamber music at Kinhaven, which is probably why she prefers to perform barefoot whenever possible. In 2013 Caroline was the youngest winner ever of the Pulitzer Prize for composition, awarded… Read More