Given the magnitude of the health challenges facing our country and the world, and the safety risks that the season would have presented, we had no other choice.
A summer without music at Kneisel Hall, and without the company of the faculty, the young artists, and each other, is hard to contemplate. We will miss everyone.
All of our gifted, brilliant Young Artists who were accepted for this summer are being offered automatic re-acceptance for 2021. If at all possible, we will offer them a distance-learning program for this summer to provide at least a good measure of the faculty coaching they would have had from an on-campus experience.
Our concert ticket sales, your underwriting and your unrestricted gifts are what cover the cost of the on-campus program. Without concert and underwriting income, we will be hard-pressed to pay for this summer’s alternative program – and to that end, we ask: