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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

MUSIC PROGRAMS

Classical Instrumental

Instrumental students benefit from a combined program delivered both on campus at Walnut Hill and at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School in Boston. Chamber music is central to our on-campus program and includes many performance opportunities both here and off-campus. Our curriculum is enhanced by innovative performance projects, weekly masterclasses with dynamic guest artists, and the thoughtful integration of contemporary topics like entrepreneurship and civic engagement. Our instrumental majors graduate uniquely prepared to succeed in a conservatory, university, or college environment.

Student Work

Chamber Music Celebration 2018 - III

Chamber Music Celebration 2018 - IV

Classical Instrumental Faculty

Jennifer Elowitch

Jennifer Elowitch

Titles: Director of Music
Laura Thielke

Laura Thielke

Titles: Director of Chamber Music
Christian Teal

Christian Teal

Titles: Adjunct Chamber Music Faculty
Dina Vainshtein

Dina Vainshtein

Titles: Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music

Voice

Our voice program focuses on individualized training and guidance and includes several singer-specific arts courses as listed below. In addition to private lessons and classes, our program provides many performance opportunities each year including both art song recitals and our spring opera.

This program takes place primarily on our campus at Walnut Hill, including private lessons. All of our voice students also participate in the Youth Chorale at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School on Saturdays.

Student Work

Fallen Fairies - Winter 2018 Opera 

Scenes of Disguise & Deception - Winter 2015 Opera 

Voice Faculty

Teresa Blume

Teresa Blume

Titles: Head of Voice, Voice Teacher, Classical and Musical Theater; Opera Director
Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Titles: Voice Teacher, Classical and Musical Theater
Gina Beck

Gina Beck

Titles: Adjunct Voice Coach
Elizabeth Canterbury

Elizabeth Canterbury

Titles: Voice Teacher, Classical and Musical Theater
Michael Hanley

Michael Hanley

Titles: Voice Teacher, Musical Theater
Elaine Smith Purcell

Elaine Smith Purcell

Titles: Voice Coach and Diction Teacher
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Composition

Our Composition program takes place primarily on campus at Walnut Hill and combines intensive one-on-one study with group explorations of contemporary music. Composition students also participate in Youth Chorale or Piano Seminar at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School on Saturdays.

Student Work

New Music Composition - 2018 

Composition Faculty

Whit Brown

Whit Brown

Titles: Head of Theory and Composition
William David Cooper

William David Cooper

Titles: Music Theory & Composition Faculty

Jazz

Our Jazz program features a comprehensive curriculum delivered both on campus and at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. In addition to our Walnut Hill Jazz Ensembles, courses include Jazz Arranging and Jazz Composition designed to introduce students to music notation software and computer playback. Graduates of our Jazz program have gone on to prestigious music schools including New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and The New School as performance, contemporary improvisation, and music business majors.

Student Work

Electric Jazz Fusion

Jazz Faculty

David Zoffer

David Zoffer

Titles: Jazz Faculty