Contemporary Topics

  • The Creative Musicians Retreat was a phenomenal experience for me. I was able to work on my compositional style with teachers, peer composers, and performers all in the same week.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant

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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.

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