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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Music

The Walnut Hill Music Department is the only high school program linking a major conservatory, New England Conservatory (NEC), with an independent school. This partnership engages students in a diverse and comprehensive music curriculum delivered at both Walnut Hill and NEC. Students can major in an orchestral instrument, piano, voice, composition, or jazz. The curriculum is enhanced by innovative performance projects, master classes by dynamic guest artists, and the thoughtful integration of contemporary topics such as entrepreneurship and civic engagement. Walnut Hill’s proximity to Boston allows students to attend a wide variety of concerts by major ensembles and soloists at the city's world-class concert halls. Our program—offered within an inspiring and creative community—prepares graduates to thrive in a conservatory, university, or college setting.

Learn more about our four programs in Music.

Classical Instrumental

Composition

Jazz

Voice

Courses in Music

Types of Gifts

Annual Gifts

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Annual gifts, both unrestricted and restricted, provide essential current-use funds.

Leadership Gifts

Annual Fund gifts of $1,000 or more paid in a single fiscal year, or gifts of $25,000 or more paid over 5 years are considered leadership gifts. Gifts may be restricted by donors in accordance with the gift acceptance policies of the school.

Planned Gifts

A Planned Gift is a donation from your assets instead of cash. With it you can create a meaningful philanthropic legacy through a bequest, beneficiary designation, trust, or annuity, while gaining tax benefits and/or life income.

Endowed Gifts

An endowed gift is a long-term investment in Walnut Hill. The minimum gift to create an endowed fund is $50,000. Funds may be restricted by donors in accordance with the gift acceptance policies of the school.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Making a memorial or honorary gift is a meaningful way to both recognize an individual's importance to you and to support Walnut Hill. These special contributions could acknowledge a birthday, special achievement, or milestone.

Gifts-In-Kind

Walnut Hill does accept select gifts-in-kind. Good condition Steinway pianos, new building materials, art supplies, among other items and services are welcomed.

Types of Gifts

Annual Gifts

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Annual gifts, both unrestricted and restricted, provide essential current-use funds.

Leadership Gifts

Annual Fund gifts of $1,000 or more paid in a single fiscal year, or gifts of $25,000 or more paid over 5 years are considered leadership gifts. Gifts may be restricted by donors in accordance with the gift acceptance policies of the school.

Planned Gifts

A Planned Gift is a donation from your assets instead of cash. With it you can create a meaningful philanthropic legacy through a bequest, beneficiary designation, trust, or annuity, while gaining tax benefits and/or life income.

Endowed Gifts

An endowed gift is a long-term investment in Walnut Hill. The minimum gift to create an endowed fund is $50,000. Funds may be restricted by donors in accordance with the gift acceptance policies of the school.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Making a memorial or honorary gift is a meaningful way to both recognize an individual's importance to you and to support Walnut Hill. These special contributions could acknowledge a birthday, special achievement, or milestone.

Gifts-In-Kind

Walnut Hill does accept select gifts-in-kind. Good condition Steinway pianos, new building materials, art supplies, among other items and services are welcomed.

Student Work

Chamber Music: Reena Esmail Piano Trio

Walnut Hill Jazz Ensemble

Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Points of Pride

Music Faculty

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