Boston Symphony Pianist Reminisces on Time at Kinhaven

Vytas Baksys sits in front of his piano

We asked Vytas Baksys (piano, ’72–’78) – who may share the record for the number of consecutive years as a camper – to reminisce about his time at Kinhaven. He is perhaps best remembered for his humorous musical contributions to… Read More

Growing Up at Kinhaven

Meet Conductor David Buck

We are lucky to have David Buck join Kinhaven again this summer as a guest conductor in the Senior Session. We caught up with David recently to learn more about his career, his love for Kinhaven, and what… Read More

A Kinhavenite’s Winding Path to a Career in Music

While some students attend Kinhaven with dreams of becoming professional musicians, Blair Goins (tuba ’76–’78) attended simply for the love of music. His three summers at Kinhaven were an important part of his life experience during a difficult… Read More

Meet Conductor Tito Muñoz

Tito Muñoz is one of the most gifted and versatile conductors of his generation. Currently in his third year as music director of the Phoenix Symphony, he previously served as music director of the Opéra National de Lorraine… Read More

Meet Conductor Simon Lipskar

Focused on inspiring and educating young musicians, Simon Lipskar has conducted the New Jersey Youth Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2006. During summers Simon conducts at the Kinhaven Music School, where he was a student himself as a teenager…. Read More

Horn Teacher Carolyn Wahl Marks 34 Years of Service

Carolyn Wahl is one of Kinhaven’s longest serving and most beloved staff, having joined the faculty in 1983. Carolyn, who has been a member of the Florida Orchestra since 1974, received her bachelor’s degree from the Baldwin-Wallace College… Read More