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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Points of Pride

Where can a Walnut Hill education take you?

While many Walnut Hill music majors choose conservatory studies, others opt for liberal arts or double-degree programs. Thanks to our comprehensive academic and arts offerings, our students are prepared for options including conservatories, universities, and colleges.


Walnut Hill music students matriculate to some of the best colleges and conservatories in the world including:

Boston University — Carnegie Mellon University — Cleveland Institute of Music — Colburn School of Music — Curtis Institute of Music — Eastman School of Music — Guildhall School of Music and Drama — Harvard University — Indiana University — The Juilliard School — Manhattan School of Music — Mannes College of Music — McGill University — New England Conservatory of Music — Oberlin College and Conservatory — Northwestern University — Princeton University — Rice University — Royal Academy of Music — Royal College of Music — Royal Conservatory of Music — Smith College — Swarthmore College — University of Denver — Vanderbilt University — Yale University

Notable Alumni

After their studies are complete they also go on to make meaningful contributions as musicians and educators and in a variety of other fields. Here is a sampling of some of the exciting things our alumni have gone on to do. For more news from our alumni, visit our Class Notes page.

Benny Ibarra '89
Blake Hinson '06
Carolyn Sproule '06
David Requiro '03
George Li '13
Hae Sun Paik '83
Kee-Hyun Kim '01
Mei-Ann Chen '91
Melissa Reardon '96
Michael Maccaferri '91
Ralph Farris '89
Thomas Mesa '08
Samantha Hankey '11