Kneisel Hall
Chamber Music
School and Festival

Young Artist Program

For Kneisel Hall’s flagship program, 50 of today’s most gifted young professional artists gather for seven weeks to immerse in chamber music and further develop their artistry.

2021 Season

In June 2021, Kneisel Hall reopened its doors after two years of silence! Glorious chamber music resonated in all corners of our campus.

About Kneisel Hall

In 1902, violinist Franz Kneisel (pronounced ‘Kuh-nye-zul’) built a house in Blue Hill, Maine to provide a summer haven for music students to immerse in chamber music study.

With sorrow, we record the passing of our friend, supporter and long-time trustee, Elizabeth Wanning Harries, on September 8, 2021.

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With roots back to 1902, Kneisel Hall has been called
"the cradle of chamber music teaching in America."

In keeping with this heritage, we take it as our mission to foster the art of chamber music through teaching and performance in an intimate environment steeped in tradition and artistic excellence. Thus, we exist to enrich the artistic skills of our students and the cultural life of our surrounding community and to represent the highest ideals of ensemble performance.

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