The PRISM Quartet Presents Color Theory 2.0!

The Walden School is thrilled to announce long-term Walden collaborator PRISM Quartet's upcoming series Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion / PRISM Quartet with Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey in Philadelphia and New York. The series will feature a piece by Walden alumnus Max Chung, winner of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award. Click here for more information!

 

Walden Celebrates in D.C.

On the evening of February 10, 2018, more than 50 guests visited the Arts Club of Washington to share a few hours of refreshments, friends, and music together.

The evening was part celebration of the time and effort our board members devote to Walden and part raising Walden awareness in Washington. Walden alumnus Mackenzie Melemed played an outstanding set of piano music, adding an exclamation point to a wonderful evening with selections from Bach, Medtner, and Dorman.

Pre-concert refreshments

Our gathering of new and longtime Walden friends contributed more than $4,500 to Walden’s summer programs, making the evening a huge success! We want to extend special thanks again to Mark W. Ohnmacht of the Arts Club, Mackenzie for his wonderful artistry, and to members of the event host committee, for all that they did to make the evening a wonderful celebration of Walden.

Mackenzie performance


Composers Forum 3

FREE and Open to the Public

Join us for an evening of new works (improvisations, compositions, works-in-process, group collaborations, etc.) by Walden students from all over the world.

Walden Composers Forum

During Composers Forums, students present their improvisational or compositional works in a concert setting. Works are performed by students, faculty, or visiting artists. Forums are overseen by an independent moderator who leads a discussion of each piece with students, faculty, and the audience. Students receive constructive feedback as a springboard toward further work either on the piece at hand or future pieces. Forums are designed for the beginner as well as the advanced student, and are greatly beneficial to both. The emphasis on creative work at Walden is on process over product, and Forums provide a unique opportunity for musical and personal growth. Moderators are faculty members or recognized composers and performers in the music world outside of Walden. Past forum moderators have included Samuel Adler, Thomas Benjamin, Martin Bresnick, Earle Brown, Andrea Clearfield, Randolph Coleman, James Freeman, Adolphus Hailstork, George Lewis, Eugene O’Brien, Russell Pinkston, Philip Rosenberg, Allan Schindler, Alex Shapiro, Bright Sheng, John Weaver, and Chen Yi, among others.


Spektral String Quartet performs Beethoven Op. 132, Steve Reich Different Trains

The Walden School and Monadnock Music are co-presenting the Spektral String Quartet in what is sure to be an electric concert of quartet masterworks. FREE and open to the public, followed by a reception in the Schoolhouse on the campus of the Dublin School. The concert takes place in the Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall.

“…a spine-tingling interpretation … hands down one of the most impressive performances of the year.”
-TimeOut Chicago

“…vitalizing [the Chicago] scene in a big way”
-The Chicago Tribune

“…leading the charge toward progressive, high-caliber contemporary classical music”
-The Chicago Reader

“The Spektral ensemble has a special knack for finding a satisfying balance of style, soul and seriousness.”
-Chicago Classical Review

 


Spektral String Quartet with Tim Munro, flutes

Every summer, Walden faculty are commissioned by The Walden School and a visiting ensemble. In 2014, eight faculty composers (Loretta Notareschi, Marguerite Ladd, Osnat Netzer, Sky Macklay, Alex Christie, Ian Munro, Ted Moore, and Caroline Mallonée) will have world premieres of their music performed on what promises to be an incredible concert of newly created music.

This concert is FREE and Open to the Public!

Find out more about Chicago Symphony flutist Tim Munro here.

Find out more about the Spektral Quartet here.

“…a spine-tingling interpretation … hands down one of the most impressive performances of the year.”
-TimeOut Chicago

“…vitalizing [the Chicago] scene in a big way”
-The Chicago Tribune

“…leading the charge toward progressive, high-caliber contemporary classical music”
-The Chicago Reader

“The Spektral ensemble has a special knack for finding a satisfying balance of style, soul and seriousness.”
-Chicago Classical Review


Composers Forum 2

FREE and Open to the Public

Join us for an evening of new works (improvisations, compositions, works-in-process, group collaborations, etc.) by Walden students from all over the world.

Walden Composers Forum

During Composers Forums, students present their improvisational or compositional works in a concert setting. Works are performed by students, faculty, or visiting artists. Forums are overseen by an independent moderator who leads a discussion of each piece with students, faculty, and the audience. Students receive constructive feedback as a springboard toward further work either on the piece at hand or future pieces. Forums are designed for the beginner as well as the advanced student, and are greatly beneficial to both. The emphasis on creative work at Walden is on process over product, and Forums provide a unique opportunity for musical and personal growth. Moderators are faculty members or recognized composers and performers in the music world outside of Walden. Past forum moderators have included Samuel Adler, Thomas Benjamin, Martin Bresnick, Earle Brown, Andrea Clearfield, Randolph Coleman, James Freeman, Adolphus Hailstork, George Lewis, Eugene O’Brien, Russell Pinkston, Philip Rosenberg, Allan Schindler, Alex Shapiro, Bright Sheng, John Weaver, and Chen Yi, among others.


Early Application Deadline for 2014 Programs

The first application deadline is approaching, and we look forward to receiving your application for one of The Walden School's 2014 programs.

Young Musicians Program - June 28-August 3, 2014 (5-week camp for creative musicians, ages 9-18 (pre-college))
For more information, write to us at: students@waldenschool.org.

Creative Musicians Retreat - June 14-22, 2014 (1-week festival for creative musicians, ages 18+)
For more information, write to us at: retreat@waldenschool.org.

If you are an alumnus/alumna of either the Creative Musicians Retreat or the Young Musicians Program, you will receive an application in the mail no later than December 1.

NOTE: The December 16, 2013, application deadline is a postmark deadline. For Young Musicians Program returning students only, the application is different from ones available online/provided to new applicants and must be received directly from The Walden School office. 

Complete this form to request an application.

 


JCC/Walden School Holiday Parties

Attention alumni, parents, faculty, staff, donors and friends! Walden holiday parties are coming to a city near you. For more information, visit the Walden alumni website at www.handoverhand.org. Hope you will be able to celebrate the holidays with us!


The Walden School Young Musicians Program

Located on the beautiful campus of the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, five weeks of musical inspiration and immersion await approximately 50 young, creative musicians this summer.

Walden’s flagship Young Musicians Program (YMP) provides thorough and creative musical training for young musicians ages 9 to 18. The school is deliberately small, and a student to faculty ratio of 4 to 1 ensures that coursework is geared to the individual student, beginner through advanced, and that a creative and supportive musical community is formed and nurtured. During the five-week program, students attend classes in music history, analysis, computer musicianship, jazz and other topics to complement their thorough training in Walden’s core curriculum of musicianship and composition. During weekly composers forums, student improvisations and compositions are performed by faculty, students, and visiting artists and a guest moderator leads discussion about the pieces. The Walden School Concert Series features performances by world-class artists and ensembles that interact closely with students. All students and faculty participate in The Walden School Chorus which meets daily and performs a concert at the end of the session. Dances, swim trips, weekly mountain hikes, and ‘open mic’ nights balance this rigorous musical training and are integral to the Walden experience.

For more information, visit our website:
https://waldenschool.org/young-musicians-program/
or write to us at students@waldenschool.org or give us a call at (415) 648-4710.

If you think you know someone who may be interested or might thrive at Walden, feel free to share this invitation with them!

Application deadlines are:
Round 1 - January 18
Round 2 - March 8
Round 3 - April 19