August 13- 20 2017

Adult amateur musicians spend seven days making chamber music on the picturesque Kneisel Hall campus, coached by dedicated faculty and Kneisel Hall young artist assistants/mentors. We invite you to come by yourself, with a performing group or just a friend with whom you would like to play. You will spend your time at Kneisel Hall immersed in chamber music. It can’t get better than that! (Participation in a shorter four-day session is also an option.)

Click here to see 2017 FACULTY

The week: With rehearsals and coachings, the opportunity to play with the gifted young artists, as well as reading new pieces, and attending concerts and discussions—the days are full of chamber music. Additionally, the Kneisel Hall library offers a cornucopia of chamber music literature. On-campus lodging is in dormitory accommodations (shared bath). Some participants rent houses in the area or stay in nearby B&Bs.

“Kneisel Hall – in every way a joyous experience with an incredibly free and pure music immersion – and the physical area is magnificent!” —Joel Krosnick, Cellist Juilliard String Quartet

Please feel free to contact us for more information:

207- 374-2811

Sample Day

7:30 – 8:30: Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00: Rehearsal and coaching

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 2:30: Assigned sight-reading

2:45 – 4:15: Freelance sight-reading

4:15 – 5:15: Free time

5:15 – 6:00 : Socializing on campus or in the village

6:00 – 7:00: Dinner

7:30: Concert or discussion or more playing

How to Apply: 2017 ACMI

For intermediate to advanced adult amateur violinists, violists, cellists, pianists and occasional wind instrument players.

Application fee: $100 (This fee, due at the time of application, is non-refundable and will not be credited towards tuition.)

2017 Applications are coming soon

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For information about accommodations and activities in the Blue Hill area visit the Blue Hill Chamber of Commerce

For information:, 207- 374-2811