• Walden was a tremendous and inspiring contact, such a positive force, and not just for the sake of music.

    – Young Musicians Program alumnus

To the top of Monadnock


The first four weeks of Walden consist of classroom and individual instruction, chorus, Composers Forums, recitals and concerts, and special events provided by guests and Artists-in-Residence. The Walden School strives to maintain a healthy balance between intensive music studies and non-academic recreation. Therefore weekly mountain hikes, swimming at nearby lakes, dances, open mike nights, and intra-school sports are also a regular part of the program.

Weekday Schedule

7:00 am Wake Up
7:45 am Breakfast
9:00 am Morning Meeting
9:15 am – 10:00 am Class I
10:05 am – 10:50 am Class II
10:55 am – 11:40 am Class III
11:45 am – 12:40 pm Chorus

12:45 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Rest Hour

2:30 pm
Afternoon Work Sessions:
Assigned piano times for practice and work;
Tutoring, as necessary;
Rehearsals of student works

4:45 pm
Recreation: Sports, Swimming Games

6:00 pm

7:30 pm
Evening Activities:
Faculty / Visiting Artist Presentations;
Composers Forums & Concerts;
Student Performances;
Recreation / Entertainment;
Evening Music

9:30 pm Younger students dorm call
10:00 pm Older students dorm call

Weekend Schedule

Evening Concert or Dance

Mountain Hike; Evening Concert or Dance


Individual tutoring, as necessary; Campus Clean-up; Special Recreation, Entertainment, or Afternoon Concert