The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: Trials, Tribulations and Trumpet – How to Rebuild Your Playing from the Ground Up
Brian Walker is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Dr. Walker has taught previously at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of North Texas and The Florida State University as well as privately in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. His students have been accepted into many undergraduate and graduate music programs throughout the United States and currently perform in orchestras and premier military groups respectively. He is co-founder of the Dallas Trumpet Workshop held annually every summer and serves on the faculty for the University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute. Dr. Walker was recently awarded Tarleton’s College of Liberal and Fine Arts Excellence in Student Success award for 2017.
As a performer he has appeared with many groups in the DFW region including (but not limited to) the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Opera, Plano, Allen, Arlington, Las Colinas, Irving, Garland, and Dallas Chamber Orchestras. He has also had the opportunity to perform with the North Texas Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and the Grammy Nominated UNT One O’Clock Lab Band. While at Florida State, Dr. Walker performed with the Tallahassee Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, and New World Symphony to name a few. As a soloist, Dr. Walker has given recitals throughout the United States as well as abroad in Greece, France, China and Brazil. In addition, he was featured as a soloist on the Tarleton State Wind Ensemble’s performance at Carnegie Hall.
Brian Walker is active in the International Trumpet Guild where he was recently elected to the Board of Directors and serves on the Recording Projects Committee. Dr. Walker also serves as an adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition and ITG Competitions and is an artist and clinician for the Bach division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation.
Dr. Walker holds degrees from the University of North Texas (DMA), The Florida State University (MM) and Southeastern Oklahoma State (BM). His primary teachers include Michael Miles, Christopher Moore, John Holt and Adam Gordon.