Joyous and rigorous musical development in a non-competitive, collaborative environment.

Kinhaven is …

Kinhaven is a unique residential summer music camp in the rolling green hills of Weston, Vermont. Classical chamber music in a collaborative, non-competitive environment is at the heart of our programs for children and adults.

The spirit of Kinhaven inspires plenty of spontaneous music making, singing, and chamber music reading sessions. The afternoons lend themselves nicely to many non-musical activities, but also are perfect additional practice hours for those that wish a more intense experience. New friends, expert instructors who care, great home-cooked food, beautiful countryside all around you, and an atmosphere of genuine sharing and support.

Kinhaven is on a 31-acre campus and has unlimited offerings, musical and recreational. Vermont in the summer is irresistible; Kinhaven offers glorious opportunities in music-making and even more importantly, friendships.

Our Sessions

Senior Session

A six-week residential program for high school-aged musicians, with chamber music at the heart of the program

Junior Session

A two-week residential program for middle school-aged musicians

Young Artist Seminar

A week-long residential program for pre-professional musicians, with intensive study and performance of chamber works

Adult Piano Workshop

A six-day workshop for adult pianists focusing on four-hand piano repertoire

Adult Chamber Music Workshop

A five-day workshop for adult amateur chamber musicians

Testimonals

Kinhaven, revisited

Ten years after my last senior session in 2013, I returned to Kinhaven for the 2023 Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar. Though I was thrilled for the opportunity, I was a…

A long awaited Kinhaven homecoming

Stepping out of the car and onto the Kinhaven campus for the first time in twenty years, I couldn’t help but feel a mixture of excitement and nostalgia. I knew (from Instagram)…

Jayne (Davies) Tessitore: Work, Perform, Stumble, Pick Yourself Up

Jayne (Davies) Tessitore (clarinet, ’78–’79) is one of the relatively few campers who attended Kinhaven from Vermont. Now living in Essex Junction, Jayne works for a local school district, where she bills Medicaid for services provided to eligible special education students. Originally trained as a pathologists’ assistant (similar to a physician assistant), Jayne also devotes a portion of her workweek to a surgical pathology laboratory, where she processes diagnostic tissues from the OR and physicians’ offices.

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