Areas of Expertise
Teaching Areas: Oboe, Music Theory and Literature
Research Areas: Latin American Music
Education & Training
- D.M.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- M.A., Temple University
- B.M., Drake University
When do you first remember making the decision to go into the arts? What were the circumstances?
Although I was born into a musical family, listening to Strauss's great tone poem, Also Sprach Zarathustra, was what really inspired me to become a musician.
Who has most influenced you? Why?
Next to my father, I would have to say the person who most inspired me was my oboe teacher.
Honors & Awards
- Recipient of a Fulbright award, Walker spent the summers of 2008 and 2009 in Ecuador, where he researched the role of Italian immigrant musicians to the early history of the Ecuadorian national conservatory