Saturday August 15, 2020 – Sunday August 30, 2020
Each year 70 middle school age musicians take part in our two week long Junior Session. Co-directed by Sandy Dennis and Marty Knieriem, our dedicated faculty of professional musicians works to match students with chamber groups and orchestral repertoire that challenge and delight them. Every piece our young artists study and rehearse culminates in public performances which happen weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.
Each student receives at least one private lesson per week, but often teachers meet more frequently with students to review their progress, help them prepare the week’s repertoire, and encourage productive practice habits. The faculty reside on campus during the sessions and everyone shares delicious, home-cooked meals together.
We accept students within the following instrument families:
The program will take place from August 15 – 30, 2020.
Students are required to attend both weeks of the program.
Financial aid is available to qualified students who demonstrate fiscal need. If you have questions about our financial aid offerings, we encourage you to send an email to the directors at .
We will soon begin accepting applications for Summer 2020
All applicants should prepare 5-10 minutes worth of music that is representative of their playing ability.
Our JR Session Audition Page provides submission and scheduling information, as well as a FAQ section for applicants, parents, and teachers.
Contacting the Junior Session Office
Kinhaven Music School
6 Elberta Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040