Inspiring artistic expression and personal growth through experiential music programs.

Since 1972, the Walden School is an acclaimed summer music school and festival, offering programs that emphasize creativity through musicianship, improvisation, and composition. Since its inception, we have envisioned a world where people of all ages engage with one another creatively, collaboratively, and with respect.

Our five-week summer camp for students ages 9 to 18 offers musical training in a supportive musical community. Students attend classes in music history, analysis, computer musicianship, jazz, and more. Dances, swim trips, mountain hikes, and open mic nights balance out this rigorous musical training.

Our nine-day Creative Musicians Retreat is for adults who want to invigorate their musical training. Classes focus in musicianship, composition, performance, choral singing, and more. Everyone has the opportunity to work with our resident ensemble and take part in three Composers Forums.

On the beautiful campus of the Dublin School in New Hampshire, the school provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making.

Situated on 365 wooded acres, the Dublin campus is perfect for swimming, outdoor activities, and inspiring walks. Dublin Lake is within walking distance and the 3,200 foot Mount Monadnock fills the backdrop. Our campus comprises 10 buildings with 20 pianos, two of which are concert grands.

Collaborative musicianship & composition since 1972

Making music in all its forms using composition, improvisation, performance, and singing.

Through our unique approach, we focus on improvisation and composition as the major tools for your musical growth. Study music theory, composition, literature, computer music, and chorus from composers, musicians, and educators. Many of our faculty members were students at Walden before going on to study at some of the finest colleges and universities in the country.