Singing has been integral to the life of The Walden School since its founding. Each participant and each member of the staff and faculty participates in choral singing while at Walden.
Participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat have the opportunity for choral singing and training with solfège using Curwen handsigns in daily choral rehearsals. Each choral rehearsal includes activities to develop natural body alignment, freedom of breath, confidence of intonation, diction, character, intention and ease of vocal production. The chorus at the Creative Musicians Retreat focuses on learning repertoire and choral technique but does not prepare for a public performance.
There is an afternoon Chamber Chorus at CMR for those who want to focus further on choral singing. This is a workshop chorus for choral composers at CMR so that new choral works may be performed on one of the composers forums.