Young Artist Program is:

A rigorous seven-week (June 23 – August 11, 2019) chamber music program for pre-professional violinists, violists, cellists and pianists 18 years of age or older. The young artists have the opportunity to study four pieces in depth which are performed in two series of Young Artist Concerts. 

The small faculty, drawn from major conservatories and universities, work closely with the young artists, coaching ensembles in the afternoons and presenting weekly concerts on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

2019 Faculty

Artistic Director: Laurie Smukler

Session I

violin: Copes, Smukler, Strauss

viola: Lederer

cello: Kouzov, Mallow, Krosnick, Krosnick

piano: Coop, Jokubaviciute

Session II

violin: Smukler, Bowlin, Smirnoff

viola: Murdock, Weller

cello: Grossman, Krosnick, Mallow

piano: Jiang, Plano


cello: Darrett Adkins



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Kneisel Hall was the purest music making process I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Students and faculty work together to create and explore art, learning from each other and inspiring each other in the tranquility of nature. I had a life-changing summer at Kneisel Hall for every possible reason.

Carter Coleman

Violin, 2016



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