The Walden School Young Musicians Program

The Walden School Young Musicians Program provides an unparalleled creative summer experience for musically inclined students ages 9 to 18. Part school, part camp, and part festival, the program convenes each summer for five weeks in the beautiful Monadnock region in Dublin, New Hampshire. Through rigorous and innovative daily instruction, students hone their musical and creative skills within a supportive community of like-minded peers and mentors, with a goal of improvising and composing original works. Learning at Walden is grounded in the school’s unique musicianship course, utilizing improvisation and composition for musical growth. Students take courses on theory, composition, literature, computer music, and chorus. By the end of the summer, each student has completed at least one composition. Guest artists, faculty members, and fellow students perform and critique these newly composed works. With a 3:1 to student to adult ratio, Walden’s faculty and staff take an active role in Walden’s community, living alongside the students, eating meals together, and participating in school-wide activities.

This year’s 5-week program will take place from June 26 to August 1. There is also a 3-week option for students who have completed 7th grade and younger which runs from June 26 to July 18. Walden offers a limited number of need-based scholarships.

PLEASE NOTE: We plan on having an in-person program this summer. If for some reason we are not able to offer the program due to the continued effects of the pandemic, we will offer an online program instead. We will keep applicants informed about our planning throughout the winter and spring.
For more information and to download an application, please visit our website:


Deadline 1 May 2021



May 1


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