The Walden School strives to maintain a healthy balance between intensive music studies and non-academic recreation.

The first four weeks of the summer camp consists of classroom and individual instruction, chorus, Composers Forums, recitals and concerts, and special events provided by guests and Artists-in-Residence. Weekly mountain hikes, swimming at nearby lakes, dances, open mic nights, and intra-school sports are a regular part of the camp.

The fifth and final week of Walden is Festival Week. Students present their creative work from the summer through concerts, forums, and demonstrations that are open to the public. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend.

WEEK 1-4
Weekday Schedule

7:00 am – Wake Up

7:45 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Morning Meeting

9:15 am – 10:00 am Class I

10:05 am – 10:50 am Class II

10:55 am – 11:40 am Class III

11:45 am – 12:40 pm Chorus

12:45 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Rest Hour

2:30 pm – Afternoon Work Sessions: Assigned piano times for practice and work, Tutoring, Rehearsals of student works

4:45 pm – Recreation: Sports, Swimming, Games

6:00 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – Evening Activities: Faculty / Visiting Artist Presentations, Composers Forums & Concerts, Student Performances, Recreation / Entertainment, Evening Music

9:30 pm – Younger students dorm call

10:00 pm – Older students dorm call


Weekend Schedule

Friday – Evening Concert or Dance

Saturday – Mountain Hike; Evening Concert or Dance

Sunday – Individual tutoring, Campus Clean-up, Special Recreation, Entertainment, or Afternoon Concert

Festival Week Schedule

7:30 pm – Walden School Players Concert

7:30 pm – Lecture Demonstration by Composer-in-Residence

7:30 pm – Festival Forum I

7:30 pm – Festival Forum II

7:30 pm – Festival Forum III

3:00 pm – Classwork Demonstration
6:00 pm – Buffet Dinner, Coffee Hour, and Evening Entertainment with Parents

7:30 pm –
Choral Concert

Last day of camp; clean-up and closing activities for students.
Off-campus reception for parents and families (no students).

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