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. Read More

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 for Partita, a four-movement work for vocal octet. Today she performs, composes, and teaches at various venues throughout the country. 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 concert by our amazing students!

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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. Read More

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 says. Read More

Kinhaven Online Auction to Benefit Student Scholarships

Help Kinhaven raise $5,000 to provide financial aid to young music students!

Did you know that many of the musicians who attend Kinhaven each year receive financial assistance? Proceeds from this auction support the Annual Fund, a critical component of Kinhaven’s commitment to ensuring that all qualified students may attend, regardless of their financial circumstances. Your support helps over 100 deserving students benefit from the transformative musical experience of Kinhaven.

Head over to our online auction now and bid on one of our fabulous items to help:

Orli Shaham to Perform for Kinhaven Spring Benefit

We are thrilled to invite you to a performance by critically acclaimed pianist and Kinhaven mom Orli Shaham on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, NYC. Ms. Shaham will be performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and John Adams in support of Kinhaven’s Annual Fund for student scholarships.
Your ticket purchase helps ensure that all qualified students have the opportunity to benefit from the transformative musical experience of Kinhaven.
Tickets are $100, with a limited number of “angel seats” in the front rows for $500.
If you are unable to attend, please consider purchasing a ticket for a deserving student.
Thank you for supporting Kinhaven scholarships!

Tickets available here:

One of the Most Important Places on the Planet

“I wouldn’t trade those summers for anything in the world – they shaped me as a person and a player,” says Basil Vendryes (Viola ’76–’77) of his time at Kinhaven. Read More