Our faculty, staff, and Artists-in-Residence are committed to developing the next generation’s composers, performers and arts advocates.

Faculty and artists take an active role in Walden’s community life by living alongside the students in dormitories. They eat meals together, participate in various school-wide recreational activities, and share the tasks that maintain the school and assure the safety of all it members. Our philosophy is that by participating together in all levels of community life, faculty, artists, and students can create an environment where close relationships develop and creativity flourishes.

Outside of the summer session, our leaders are distinguished in the fields of composition, theory, arranging, performance, pedagogy, arts administration, and arts advocacy. Our staff holds degrees from institutions such as the Eastman, Mills College, Yale University, Williams College, University of Washington, Luther College, New England Conservatory, College of Wooster, University of Michigan, Peabody Conservatory, Northwestern University, Columbia University, Oberlin College Conservatory, University of California, Swarthmore College, University of Southern California, SUNY-Buffalo, University of Cincinnati Conservatory, SUNY-Stony Brook, New England Conservatory, Harvard University, and Duke University.

Meet the 2022 Young Musicians Program Faculty & Staff


Concerts and residencies bring artists of the highest caliber to The Walden School.

Through the performance of diverse music, guest artists play an active role in helping stimulate students’ creativity. Guest performers have included The Alexander String Quartet, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Calliope Duo, Cyrus Chestnut, Clogs, Cross Country, Del Sol String Quartet, Bryce Dessner, Fantasy Duo, Thomas Hecht, Julian Martin, Teresa McCollough, The New Millenium Ensemble, Odd Appetite, Judith Panill, The Peabody Trio, The Phoenix Chamber Orchestra, The PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Claudia Stevens, and Robert Weirich.

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