The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat seeks creative musicians interested in composition, electronic music, choral music, music performance, improvisation, and music pedagogy.

Tuition, room and board is $2,200.

Need-based financial aid is available.

This includes tuition, room and board, all instruction and activities. A $30 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application – $31.50 if paying the application fee by credit card or PayPal.

Admission decisions are made within three weeks of application deadlines. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis as space allows after these deadlines, and we encourage you to apply early. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

To apply, you must complete and send the following:
  • Application Form
  • $30 Application Fee (Non-refundable)
  • Short personal statement/essay
  • A current résumé, curriculum vitae, or biography

Application Postmark Deadlines
Fall Round: December 15, 2018
Winter Round: February 1, 2019
Spring Round: March 15, 2019
Final Round: May 1, 2019

Optional: Financial Aid Application and Accompanying Tax Information
Optional: Recordings, scores, samples of creative work, etc

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Payment Plans and Financial Aid

All admitted students, regardless of financial aid application status, are eligible to request an interest-free payment installment plan. The completed financial aid application and current year tax documentation are required. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding tuition and financial aid. The Walden School is committed to making this extraordinary experience affordable and possible for deserving students.


The Walden School’s programs have always had a focus on master pedagogy, and the Creative Musicians Retreat was no exception.

– Creative Musicians Retreat Participant

Apply for 2019 today!