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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

We’re excited to present this month-long virtual series of events as an opportunity for you to engage with Walnut Hill from the comfort of your home. The festivities begin on May 1 with our class reunions and alumni awards, but we hope you’ll expand your Reunion experience in the weeks that follow by “choosing your own adventure” from the event offerings listed below.

Check out who has already registered from your class here.

Saturday, May 1

2:00–4:00pm
INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNIONS
Zoom
Classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971
After you register, make sure you fill out the Virtual Memory Book form!

7:00pm
ALUMNI AWARDS CEREMONY
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Enjoy a virtual Alumni Awards Ceremony honoring some very special Walnuts, including recently retired faculty member Anne Murphy, who will receive the Robert E. Keiter Award.

7:30–9:00pm
INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNIONS
Zoom
Classes of 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016
After you register, make sure you fill out the Virtual Memory Book form!

Register Here

Tuesday, May 4

GIVE DAY
Show your love for Walnut Hill on our annual Give Day! Your contribution will help fuel our programs, fund financial aid, and support our yearly budget. Give Day is all about participation, and a gift of any size gets us one step closer to our goal. walnuthillarts.org/giving

Tuesday, May 11

7:00–9:00pm
WALNUT HILL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION COUNCIL SPRING MEETING
Zoom
Ever wonder what the Alumni Association is up to? Interested in getting more involved? Join this annual open meeting of the Alumni Association. RSVP by May 7 to alumni@walnuthillarts.org.

Wednesday, May 12

7:00pm
ELLISON CIRCLE CELEBRATION
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Join us for a special celebration of the Ellison Circle, Walnut Hill’s planned giving society. Learn more about the program from a panel of alumni who have invested in Walnut Hill in the form of a planned gift.

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Wednesday, May 12

7:30pm
WORKSHOP WITH JESSI STEGALL 
Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program 

Zoom 

NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for May 5. Due to a scheduling conflict, it has been rescheduled for May 12.

The world of art and artistry is riddled with expectations about what it means to live a flourishing life, yet navigating these expectations can present challenges that affect our health and well-being. This workshop will examine the unique experiences and challenges of creative living. Participants will be invited to discover and reclaim their creative missions through engaging their own particular narratives. This workshop will cover the relationship between artistry and psychology, the role of the creative process, and the transference of artistry into other endeavors. Register by May 10.

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WHAT IS A “SPRING CRUSH”?

An engaging series to complement the virtual presentation of spring performances and showcases from each of the five art majors.

Wednesday, May 19

7:00pm
SPRING CRUSH: Writing, Film & Media Arts
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Writing, Film & Media Arts’ Spring Crush will celebrate the department’s largest class of seniors (13!). These accomplished storytellers will reflect on their time in the program, the successes and challenges of multidisciplinary work, and news about where their creative process will take them next.

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Saturday, May 22

7:00pm
SPRING CRUSH: Music
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Music’s Spring Crush will feature Voice students discussing the creation of the opera The Little Prince. The conversation will be guided by Head of Voice Teresa Winner Blume and faculty member Elaine Purcell Smith, and our fabulous Voice students will tune in from all over the world!

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Thursday, May 27

7:00pm
SPRING CRUSH: Theater
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Theater’s Spring Crush features Director of Theater Joe Cabral, faculty member Gina Fiore, and Theater students discussing the making of the Spring Musical and the launch of our first outdoor stage on the lawn! You’ll enjoy meeting these enthusiastic and hardworking students here on the Hill.

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Wednesday, June 2

7:00pm
SPRING CRUSH: Visual Art
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Visual Art’s Spring Crush will feature Director of Visual Art Jim Woodside discussing some examples of the end-of-year art show, followed by a Q&A with current faculty and students. Creating art in a pandemic is a special challenge, but the creative problem solvers in the Visual Art Department will share some of their process with you.

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Thursday, June 3

7:00pm
SPRING CRUSH: Dance
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Dance’s Spring Crush will provide a peek behind the scenes of Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill’s first end-of-year performance in collaboration with the Music Department. As we launch our performances on the lawn, this is an event not to be missed! You’ll be sure to enjoy meeting these talented and dedicated Dance students at Walnut Hill.

Register Here