Thank you for your interest in
The Walden School
Creative Musicians Retreat 2023

The online CMR 2023 application can be found at the link below. The application link and all of the materials below will also be provided by email at the address you provided.

Creative Musicians Retreat 2023 Application is Here

In addition to short answer questions about you, your interests, and your musical background, the following items will be requested on the application:

CV, résumé, and/or biography (one of these is required if you are applying to CMR for the first time)

Applicant Essay: Please write a one-page personal statement describing why you are interested in attending the Creative Musicians Retreat at The Walden School and any goals or intentions you may have for the summer. Please describe your musical background, including your education/training and experience as a composer, performer, improviser, choral singer, conductor and/or teacher.)

Supplementary Materials: you are welcome to share 1-3 scores, audio recordings, or videos of your work as a creative artist. You may also provide links to your YouTube channel, SoundCloud, Vimeo, BandCamp, etc. Instructions on how to upload materials are provided in the application.

Application Fee: $35, non-refundable. Applications will not be considered complete until this fee is received by our office.

Please see the CMR 2023 Schedule of Dates and Fees for details about application deadlines, program fee descriptions, and how to make payments, including the application fee.

If you are applying for financial aid, download the financial aid application and instructions here.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or at (415) 587-8157. You can also stay in touch with Walden by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and hear music from past Walden programs on our Bandcamp page. We look forward to receiving your application.