Kim Diehnelt

Brass Instruments String Instruments Woodwind Instruments

Students & Online Coaching

Kim coaches both individuals and ensembles at beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. Kim is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.

Background & Offerings

I offer 20+ years of music experience as an orchestra conductor, composer, and chamber music coach/teacher.

My early studies and work were completed on Helsinki, Finland where I was head of the Chamber Music Department at the Helsinki University, founded the Helsinki Camerata, and led the Helsinki Community College Orchestra. After returning to the US in 2000 I worked primarily as a conductor in the Chicago area and while producing the chamber music series “Sounds of the South Loop.” While in Chicago I also presented public masterclasses and mentored young conductors and composers.

In 2011, I suddenly returned to an earlier passion of composition, finding that the years on the podium had made my creative palette quite fertile. In 2015, I was a Semi-finalist for American Prize for orchestra composition (professional level) for “Montegar for viola and strings.” When I was named the 2018 Artist-in-Resident with the KISMET Foundation in Maine I set out for the East Coast and its inspiring, natural beauty.

August 2019 saw the worldwide release of my debut album “Caprio” featuring eclectic wind + string combinations of instruments usually hidden within an orchestra: the oboe, clarinet, viola.

In the fall of 2019, I was appointed the new conductor for the Me2/Burlington Orchestra, and have recently relocated to Burlington, VT.


  • Contemporary Music
  • Standard Repertoire
  • Chamber music coach; artistic/performance/musicanship coaching. Mentor/teacher of composition and orchestration.


817 Pine St. Burlington 05401