9 DAYS, 40 ADULT MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The week-long festival in New England for composers, improvisers, performers, electronic musicians, choral musicians, and music teachers.

All participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat take classes, sing in chorus, attend improvisation workshops, hear concerts, and participate in Composers Forums. Courses include the Walden School Musicianship Course, seminars on Contemporary Topics, and courses in electronic music.

Each summer, an acclaimed contemporary music ensemble and composer-in-residence join us at the Creative Musicians Retreat. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about visiting artists and the 2023 composer-in-residence for CMR!

SUMMER 2023

Request more information and application materials for Walden’s summer 2023 programs.

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PARTICIPANTS COME FROM A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS AND CAN TAILOR THEIR WEEK TO THEIR OWN INTERESTS. EXPLORE OUR OFFERINGS:

Composer

For early to mid-career composers as well as amateur/hobbyist composers.

CHORAL

For those interested in choral conducting, singing, or composition.

PERFORMANCE

For artists who want to play contemporary music and/or improvise.

PEDAGOGY

For all music teachers interested in developing their teaching.

The Creative Musicians Retreat is run by the veteran faculty of Walden’s renowned Young Musicians Program. They are a diverse mix of improvisers, composers, performers, and music scholars.

CONCERTS, MASTER CLASSES, COMPOSERS FORUMS, & ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Visiting Artists reside at Walden for the duration of the Creative Musicians Retreat. They kick off the week with a concert of new music and then work with participants in a stimulating workshop environment.

Participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat are a diverse group of musicians interested in composition, electronic music, choral music, music performance, improvisation and music pedagogy. Amateur and professional musicians of all ages, including undergraduate and graduate students, are welcome to apply.