After Kneisel’s death in 1926, the Hall grew increasingly quiet until in 1951 the great patron of American chamber music Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge suggested Kneisel Hall hold a festival marking the 25th anniversary of its founder’s death. Many of Kneisel’s most distinguished students participated, including the violinists Sascha Jacobsen, William Kroll, Joseph Fuchs and Lillian Fuchs, and cellists Gerald Warburg and Marie Roemaet Rosanoff. The reunion spurred on a full¬fledged revival for Kneisel Hall. Franz Kneisel’s daughter, violinist Marianne Kneisel, became the school’s director, and in 1953 the summer program was reopened, with a faculty that included Artur Balsam, Joseph Fuchs, and Marie Roemaet Rosanoff. Lillian Fuchs visited for a week or two each season, and faculty concerts were held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
In the following years, the program came to take its present form, drawing distinguished faculty from major conservatories and universities to engage in morning rehearsals, to give lessons and coach student ensembles in the afternoons, and to teach evening Master Classes.Currently, each young artist is in a total of four ensembles; the works are performed in the July and August Gregory Carroll Young Artist Series.