The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat

The Walden School Creative Musician’s Retreat

A 9-day festival held on the stunning campus of the Dublin School in New Hampshire, The Creative Musicians Retreat is for composers, improvisers, performers, electronic musicians, choral musicians, and music teachers. This year’s retreat will be June 12-20, 2021.
A diverse group of participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat will gather for 9 days of music-making and will form a vibrant community. Freed from day-to-day distractions, participants take private composition and instrumental lessons, sing in chorus, attend improvisation workshops, hear concerts, and participate in Composers Forums. New music by composers at the retreat is workshopped by the ensemble-in-residence, artists-in-residence, and performer-participants. Walden faculty members Caroline Mallonee, D. J. Sparr, Renée Favand-See, Osnat Netzer and Loretta Notareschi offer week-long seminars on contemporary topics and pedagogy. The electronic music program is directed by Alex Christie. Our 2021 offerings will include courses in musique concrète and live electronics.
The 2021 Composer-in-Residence, Marcos Balter, will be on campus all week, moderating three Composers Forums, conducting master classes, and giving private composition lessons.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

Application Deadlines

Spring Round: March 15, 2021
Final Round: May 1, 2021


Deadline 15 March 2021



March 15


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