Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble


quince ensemble

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Liz Pearse, Carrie Henneman Shaw, sopranos
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo-soprano

Described as "a new force of vocal excellence and innovation" by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature.

Open House Event

Join us! We invite our neighbors, friends and supporters to experience The Walden School.


walden school open house

The 6:00 PM outdoor BBQ will be followed by student and faculty demonstrations. Learn more about The Walden School and then hear the exciting vocal quartet Quince at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP with your name and number in attendance: email events@waldenschool.org -or- (603) 563-8212.


Mivos Quartet in Concert

featuring the Mivos Quartet

including a world-premiere by Michael Daugherty,
Walden Composer-in-Residence


Concert ~ Ben Melsky, harp

featuring Ben Melsky, harp

Ben-MelskyEnjoy this virtuoso program of music which begins with Variaciones by Luis de Narvaez, and then bursts into a robust offering of contemporary works by living composers--including our own faculty member, Eliza Brown.

Aurora Nealand & the Mississippi Gipsy


featuring Aurora Nealand & the Mississippi Gipsy

* Outdoors, weather-permitting. Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School

Nealand AuroraSoloPic



Bandleader, saxophonist and vocalist Aurora Nealand is a captivating,  interdisciplinary performer. Nealand was voted “Best Saxophonist,” “Best Female Performer,” and with the Royal Roses, “Best Traditional Jazz Band” in the 2015 and 2016 Big Easy and OffBeat Awards. She will be joined by some amazing musicians from New Orleans, featuring the music of guitarist Russell Welch, a specialist in gypsy jazz (a la Django Reinhardt). They will be joined by vocalist and violinist Dr. Sick (Squirrell Nut Zippers), Tomas Majcherski (Rhythm Wizards), guitarist Leo Forde, bassist Joshua Gouzy (New Orleans Jazz Vipers), and Tomas Majcherski playing clarinet and saxophone.

A Walden Celebration in Boston

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Boston, Massachusetts (Beacon Hill)

Come celebrate and support The Walden School with us.

Enjoy an afternoon of music (featuring cellist Dave Eggar), refreshments, and fun all to benefit this unique summer music school, camp, and festival.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Write to us at events@waldenschool.org for more information.

Alumni / Faculty / Staff / Artist Gathering - New York, NY

IMG_4457DATE: Sunday, November 16, 2015

TIME: 6:30 - 9:30 PM


For more information or to RSVP, email events@waldenschool.org or phone 415-648-4710. We hope to see you there!

Composer-in-Residence Presentation – Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield offers a program of her works and leads a discussion about her music with Young Musicians Program students, faculty, and audience members


The Walden School Players

Walden’s “house band” of exceptional performers bring a wonderful concert of contemporary concert music to life to kick off Festival Week. This year’s Players are Erica Dicker, violin; Peter Evans, trumpet; Ryan Muncy, saxophone; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Chris Wild, cello; Bonnie Whiting, percussion; Dana Jessen, bassoon; and 2015 Grammy Award-winner, Cory Smythe, piano.

For bios, click here.