Thank you for your interest in
The Walden School
Creative Musicians Retreat 2024

Everything you need to apply for CMR 2024 is provided below, and complete application instructions can be downloaded here. A copy of this message and all the materials will also be sent to the email address you provided.

The online application can be found at the link below:

Creative Musicians Retreat 2024 Application

Here is the URL for your convenience:

In addition to short answer questions about you, your interests, and your musical background, the following items will be requested on the application. We recommend reviewing these requirements, preparing them in advance, and then completing the application.

  • CV, résumé, and/or biography (optional for returning applicants)
  • Applicant Essay: Please write a 2-3 paragraph (ca. 250 – 500 words) 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.
  • Application Fee ($35, non-refundable)

Please review the complete schedule of CMR 2024 Program Fees & Deadlines.

If you are applying for need-based financial aid, download the CMR 2024 Financial Aid Application.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application. 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.