School Year 2021–2022 Updates & Information
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In October 2021, Walnut Hill School for the Arts Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Eric Barber as Walnut Hill's next Head of School. Barber will join Walnut Hill in the summer of 2022, taking over from Antonio Viva, who has led the School since 2010.
"Selections from the Little Prince: A Magical Opera" wins Second Place in the National Opera Association's Opera 2020–2021 Production Competition.
Briga will star as Cinderella in Shakespeare Theatre Company's new Broadway-bound musical Once Upon a One More Time, playing November 30-January 2 at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.
Jake is currently in the cast of the touring production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Emily recently appeared on the PBS series Now Hear This, playing second violin in an episode exploring the music of Beethoven.
Nicholas was recently announced as the choreographer for Children of Eden, which is due to open in Fall 2022 at the Arcada Theatre in Chicago.
Samantha has several exciting productions coming up this season, including Cinderella at the Met and Cosi Fan Tutte at the San Diego Opera.
Carolyn Sproule '06 and William Guanbo Su '13 recently finished a production of Carmen at the Houston Grand Opera. Carolyn appeared in the role of Carmen, and William in the role of Zuniga.
Zac's pop-up Chicago bakeshop, Sprinkletown, will be open from November 8 through the end of the year. Chicagoans, check it out at 676 N Clair St!
In early October, Ashley took over the role of Dawn in the Broadway production of Waitress.
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All students commit to a full-time, college-preparatory curriculum in addition to studies in their elected arts concentration.
95% of our senior class matriculates to a four-year degree program directly after graduation.
Among our alumni working in the arts, we are pleased to count television and Broadway actors, multiple Princess Grace Award winners, published novelists, Grammy Award–winning musicians, fashion designers, and other notables.
Our students benefit from the more individualized attention afforded by a 6:1 student-faculty ratio.
Our student population represents 31 of the United States and 17 countries.
Located just 17 miles— a 30-minute car or train ride—from downtown Boston, Walnut Hill offers access to the rich educational, cultural, and recreational offerings of a world-class city.