Contemporary Topics

  • I enjoyed taking in everyone else’s music just as much as having the opportunity to make my own.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant


The Walden faculty offer discussion-based seminars on 20th and 21st century music.  Courses that have been offered at the Creative Musicians Retreat include: Moral Contexts in Recent Music, Spectralism, Orchestration, Process Music, Symmetry in Music, Transformations: The Changing Styles of 20th Century Composers, and Metamorphosis: How the Work of M.C. Escher Helps Us Understand Contemporary Music.

request more information