Young Artist Seminar

Adam Grabois, Director

Sunday June 6, 2021 – Sunday, June 13, 2021


The Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar had its inaugural season in 2015. Open to advanced, adult pre-professionals (pre-formed groups as well as individual players), the Young Artist Seminar provides an opportunity for intensive study and performance of chamber works. The program is committed to offering an experience with the greatest artistic and educational benefit, and one squarely in line with Kinhaven’s core values.

The Program
The Young Artist Seminar  focuses on chamber music repertoire and will also include works performed by our conductorless chamber orchestra and our chorus. Each chamber group  studies one work during the week-long program and  receives daily coachings by our faculty. Other musical activities may include master classes, studio classes as well as opportunites for singing and organized discussions on musical topics. Each group is assigned to a rehearsal studio and a coach. Rehearsals and coachings take place each morning and afternoon.

The week’s work culminates in outreach concerts in Southern Vermont as well as in our own concert hall. All students perform the chamber work studied while at Kinhaven. Performances by the conductorless chamber orchestra and the chorus are featured on the Sunday morning concert.

The workshop begins with supper on Sunday and ends with lunch the following Sunday. Admission is open to serious adult musicians and pre-formed groups.

The Faculty will consist of the finest coaches, many drawn from the rosters of Kinhaven’s Senior Session.

Housing and Food

Kinhaven has camp facilities consisting of communal cabins with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. There is electricity in all cabins. The Common Room in the Main House will be available day and night for reading, visiting, and relaxing in front of the fireplace.

Meals will be provided from supper on Sunday to lunch the following Sunday. The Kinhaven kitchen is famous for its delicious homemade fare—fresh, nutritious and non-institutional. Vegetarian meals will be available.

Our all-inclusive tuition is $1,000 (including $250 deposit).
All tuition payments are non-refundable.

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2021.

Audition Requirements
You may submit an audition by video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or in person. To schedule an in-person audition, please contact us at . In the case of a recorded audition, we may request a follow-up audition by webcam.

Live Auditions

Prepare two movements which demonstrate contrast in style and technique. Movements should be played in their entirety.

To schedule an in-person audition, please write to .

Recorded Auditions

Selections may be taken from a live performance or prepared in a studio. Submissions must be unedited and continuous. The repertoire requirements are the same as above. Please take care to label your recorded audition very carefully (repertoire, movements, personnel, date, etc.). If you have any questions about acceptable formats, please write us at . If you submit a recorded audition, we may choose to follow up with a webcam audition.

Group Auditions

The audition requirements (repertoire and guidelines) for Groups and Individuals are the same. If you are applying as a group but are unable to submit materials as a group, you may apply as individuals and request to be considered as a group.


If you have further questions, please email .