The Walden School has announced the appointment of JOAN TOWER and STEPHEN JAFFE as composers-in-residence for its 2009 International Summer Music Camp and Festival in Dublin, New Hampshire. Both are experienced teachers, Tower having served as professor of music at Bard College since 1972 and Jaffe currently affiliated with Duke University as a professor of composition. Also announced by the Walden School was a new collaboration between its Teacher Training Institute and Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College. As part of Oberlin’s Master of Music Teaching degree program, Walden faculty members PATRICIA PLUDE and TOM LOPEZ will offer a one-week course presenting the school’s innovative approach to teaching the fundamentals of music, which emphasizes improvisation and composition.  

Posted May 21, 2009