We are pleased to announce a new fund that supports Walnut Hill's Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Justice work in honor of departing Head of School Antonio Viva. The Antonio Viva Fund will assist Walnut Hill in enhancing its existing efforts to create a just, equitable, and inclusive culture, and to attract and support a diverse range of students, faculty, and staff.
This month, we caught up with Eriel Indigo, a graduate of our Theater Department. Eriel spoke to us about her Walnut Hill experience, as well as the evolution of her career as a recording artist, a creative director, and an activist.
William made his Metropolitan Opera debut earlier this year, playing the Jailer in Puccini's Tosca.
Next Generation shines a spotlight on remarkable young dance talent, and will showcase elite young artists of Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School Post Graduates, and the Professional Division at Walnut Hill. This year there are performances both on campus and in Boston, featuring slightly different programs.
This month, we caught up with Nicole Hayashi, a 2013 alum of the Dance Department who has explored several different career paths in the nine years since she graduated from Walnut Hill. Nicole currently works for AARMY, a fitness studio, and filled us in on how this new career has transformed her life.
This month, we are pleased to feature two alumni, theater major Ethan Van Ness ’09 and music major Yi Qun Xu ’13, who have taken two very different paths in their post–Walnut Hill journeys . . .
On March 13, cellist Yi Qun will perform at Calderwood Hall as part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Weekend Concert Series.
On Sunday, February 6, tune in at 6pm for a magical evening with our students, faculty, and alumni. During the two-hour show, you’ll see performances from Dance, Theater, and Music majors; artwork from Visual Art majors, and films from our Writing, Film & Media Arts students, in addition to moments of community togetherness and fun
The Music Department’s 2022 January Project focuses on the influential work “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” for chorus and ensemble by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson. The subjects of this multi-movement choral piece are seven Black men killed by police or authority figures; Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford.
This month, we caught up with Rashida Black, a graduate of our Music Department, who filled us in on her journey from studying Harp Performance at Walnut Hill and New England Conservatory to her current career as a licensed, multicultural clinician focused on supporting her patients’ wellness goals. For more information about Rashida, and the incredible work she does in the world of mental health, visit her website: rashidablack.com.
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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.