2018 Walden/JCC Alumni Reunion

Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd

New Hampshire

We were thrilled to have so many Walden and JCC alumni gather in Dublin to celebrate these programs and the role of creative musicianship in our lives. It was a weekend filled with songs and memories, old and new, and we are already looking forward to our next reunion!

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Vintage Walden Group Picture
Overview

July 20-22, 2018, The Walden School hosted a weekend of events to celebrate more than 65 years of outstanding Walden and Junior Conservatory Camp (JCC) history.

Dozens of alumni and Walden friends gathered in the Monadnock region to experience the Walden/JCC magic once again.

While Walden’s Young Musicians Program was in full swing, alumni reconnected with friends, attended music workshops and an alumni Composers Forum featuring The Walden School Players and alumni composers, hiked Mount Monadnock, and joined in community singing. One evening featured a concert of alumni performers. Campus tours highlighted updates and improvements to the Dublin School grounds, including a brand new recital hall with air conditioning! Many of the weekend’s alumni gatherings were held at Aldworth Manor in Harrisville, a wonderful Monadnock venue.

Schedule

Our reunion began Friday with the chance to observe the YMP program in action, a BBQ bringing together alumni, board members, and current faculty and staff, and an Alumni Guest Artist Concert and reception.

Saturday got off to a lively start with a hike up Mt. Monadnock. Later in the day, our talented alumni dove into classes led by YMP faculty, and came together for choral singing, one of the most cherished traditions of Walden and JCC. The Composers Forum on Sunday featured the Walden School Players and moderators Sam Pluta and Caroline Mallonée Huebner.

Locations

Our two primary event locations were the Dublin School campus and Aldworth Manor.

Dublin School

18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, NH 03444
Website

Aldworth Manor

184 Aldworth Manor Rd, Harrisville, NH 03450
(603) 903-7547
Website

Attendees

Attendees

Kevin Becker
Tamar Bloch
Seth Brenzel
Peter Colohan
Kittie Cooper
Sarah Cornog
Cherelle Dolly
Malcolm Gaines
Jo Ellen Gaines
Wendy Griffiths
Anne Haxo
Doug (Friedman) Hertz
Kate Hollander
Kendra Holmgren
Steve Kaplan
Karen Kaplan
Julie Kaplan
Danielle (Oberdier) Kerani
Carlyn Kessler
Jimmy Levi
Anna Lindemann
Caroline Mallonee Huebner
Teresa McCollough
Laura Mehiel
Jonathan Newmark
David Drucker
Solon Snider
Bob Crites
Theo Trevisan
Danielle Schindler Cheung
Seamus Conley
Asa Williams
Edward Max
Leonore Max
Meade Bernard
Steve Messner
Rita Mitra
Nnenna Ogwo
John O’Meara
Mary Anne (Polk) O’Meara
Robert Passmore
Sam Pluta
Alan Shewmon
Carlos Shimizu
Tom Terwilliger
Jonathan Thomas
Bob Weaver
Anne (Conley) Weaver
Cody Wright
Evelyn Grainger
Patricia Melcher Bissell
Brereton Bissell
Max Chung
Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy
Suzanne Wieland
Rachel Osherow
Sarah Snider
Dasom Chung
Fath Songco
Minjeong Kwon
Elisabeth Seitz-Shewmon
Alumni Composers Forum

Our 2018 Walden/JCC Reunion culminated in an Alumni Composers Forum.

The Composers Forum was co-moderated by Caroline Mallonée (Walden alumna, faculty member, and Director of Walden’s Creative Musicians Retreat) and Sam Pluta (Walden faculty member and former Director of Electronic Music). The Composers Forum was open to all participants attending the alumni reunion, as well as all students, faculty, and staff taking part in the Young Musicians Program. The event was free and open to the public.

Overview

July 20-22, 2018, The Walden School hosted a weekend of events to celebrate more than 65 years of outstanding Walden and Junior Conservatory Camp (JCC) history.

Dozens of alumni and Walden friends gathered in the Monadnock region to experience the Walden/JCC magic once again.

While Walden’s Young Musicians Program was in full swing, alumni reconnected with friends, attended music workshops and an alumni Composers Forum featuring The Walden School Players and alumni composers, hiked Mount Monadnock, and joined in community singing. One evening featured a concert of alumni performers. Campus tours highlighted updates and improvements to the Dublin School grounds, including a brand new recital hall with air conditioning! Many of the weekend’s alumni gatherings were held at Aldworth Manor in Harrisville, a wonderful Monadnock venue.


Our reunion began Friday with the chance to see the Young Musicians Program in action, a BBQ bringing together alumni, board members, and current faculty and staff, and an Alumni Guest Artist Concert and reception. Saturday got off to a lively start with a hike up Mt. Monadnock. Later in the day, our talented alumni dove into classes led by YMP faculty, and came together for choral singing, one of the most cherished traditions of Walden and JCC. The Composers Forum on Sunday featured the Walden School Players and moderators Sam Pluta and Caroline Mallonée Huebner.


Locations

Our two primary event locations were the Dublin School campus and Aldworth Manor.

Dublin School

18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, NH 03444

Dublin School Campus Map

Aldworth Manor

184 Aldworth Manor Rd, Harrisville, NH 03450
(603) 903-7547
Website


Alumni Composers Forum

Our 2018 JCC/Walden Reunion culminated in the Alumni Composers Forum.

The Composers Forum was co-moderated by Caroline Mallonée (Walden alumna, faculty member, and Director of Walden’s Creative Musicians Retreat) and Sam Pluta (Walden faculty member and former Director of Electronic Music). The Composers Forum was open to all participants attending the alumni reunion, as well as all students, faculty, and staff taking part in the Young Musicians Program. The event was free and open to the public.