Hoff-Barthelson Appoints Chris Kenniff as New Dean of Programs

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Kenniff as its new dean of programs, effective November 29, 2018. In this vital role, Chris will lead the ongoing development and delivery of the School’s comprehensive music education programs for students of all ages and at all levels of development.

“As I join HBMS, I am struck by the school’s comprehensive music programs; it’s reputation for rigorous, conservatory-style training; and it’s excellent, committed faculty,” said Kenniff. “I have long considered Hoff-Barthelson to be an aspirational model for its thoughtful approach to student placement, and the value the school places upon offering students an opportunity to ‘go deep’ at all levels of their training through ensembles, clubs, outreach programs, and musicianship training.”
Chris comes to Hoff-Barthelson having served for seven years as director of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division at Rutgers University. Under his leadership, the Division honed its mission and increased the breadth of programs offered to provide education for students from child and adult beginners to advanced students preparing to enter leading conservatories.

Published: November 19, 2018