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:
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

Young Musicians Program: Apply Today for Summer Camp June 29-August 4

Applications for the 2013 Young Musicians Program are being accepted. While the 3rd round of applications were due on Friday, April 19, there are still a few places remaining in our 2013 student body. More information can be found at www.waldenschool.org/young-musicians program/ or feel free to contact us in our office using the 'Contact Us' link on our website.

PRISM Saxophone Quartet - Multiple Minimal

Born in the early 1960s in the underground scene in San Francisco and New York, minimalism and its offshoots (post-minimalism, totalism) have become wildly popular forms of new classical music. The PRISM Quartet performs music by two of its originators and long-time champions, Terry Riley and Philip Glass, along with composers deeply influenced by their work, including John Adams, Michael Torke, and Samuel Phillips-Corwin, Walden alumnus and winner of the 2011 PRISM Quartet/Walden School Commissioning Award.