• It’s a place where you want to learn everything [the faculty] are teaching you.

    – Young Musicians Program student

YMP Faculty member working with student

Enrichment courses are integral to Walden’s Young Musicians Program curriculum. Courses range from classes that focus on the development of particular skills (notation, rhythm, sight singing, score reading, et al.) to those that explore particular topics (film scoring, computer musicianship, conducting, orchestration, jazz improvisation, et al.) to courses in which students immerse themselves in the analysis and understanding of genres/historical periods of music (the music of Asia, Stravinsky, Minimalism, jazz literature, et al.). Most faculty members will teach an enrichment (aka ‘specialty’) class each summer, and all students will be assigned to at least one of these courses each summer.