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

Kinhaven Student Performance at the Weston Community Church on the Hill

Special Announcement! Kinhaven Students will be performing at the Community Church on the Hill in Weston, VT on Saturday, July 7 at 11 AM. 37 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, Vermont 05161 Please come out and hear this free… Read More

Giving Kids the Respect and Freedom to Explore

If you were to write a history of Kinhaven from 2000 to today – about a quarter of its history – you’d be well advised to start with Martin Jacobs, whose knowledge must be encyclopedic.

Kinhaven Made Me Look Further

Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Jr Session 1998) was playing in the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1997, a time, he says, when there were not a lot of trombonists in Greece. “Many people didn’t even know what the trombone was!” he… Read More