Kinhaven is a unique summer school in the rolling green hills of Weston, Vermont.

A summer of playing classical music with people who love nothing better. New friends, expert instructors who care, great homecooked food, beautiful countryside all around you, and an atmosphere of genuine sharing and support. We've been making this dream come true for over 50 years.

Each year, 90 musicians are accepted for the Senior Session and 70 musicians are accepted for the Junior Session. Up to five trombonists are accepted into Mr. Mazzocchi's studio. We select students based on audition—but after you are admitted, the competition ends. Our commitment to mutual support rather than rivalry distinguishes Kinhaven from many other music schools.

Chamber music is at the heart of the program. You'll play in several chamber groups and in the orchestra, and everything is performed in public. The spirit of Kinhaven inspires plenty of spontaneous music-making, singing, and sight-reading.

Kinhaven is on a 31-acre campus and has unlimited offerings, both musical and recreational. Vermont in the summer is irresistible; Kinhaven offers glorious opportunities in music-making and even more importantly, friendships.

Trombonists participate in:

Daily Group Warmup
Daily Trombone Quartet Session
2 Private Lessons a week
One Low Brass Class a week focusing on solos and orchestral rep
2 Brass Quintets a week, or one brass 5tet and a mixed ensemble; each ensemble performs in public weekly, then the assignments rotate. Each trombonists plays at least 5 major quintets every summer!
Orchestra with famous guest conductors each week

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