Composers Forums

  • The Walden School’s programs have always had a focus on master pedagogy, and CMR was no exception.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant


During Composers Forums, Retreat participants present their improvisational or compositional works in a concert setting. Works are performed by members of the visiting ensemble, faculty, and/or participants in the performance track. Forums are overseen by the Composer-in-Residence who acts as moderator and leads a discussion of each piece with participants, faculty, and the audience. Composers receive constructive feedback as a springboard toward further work either on the piece at hand or future pieces. Forums are designed for the beginner as well as the advanced composer, and are greatly beneficial to both.

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