Tarleton State Bands
Dr. Brian Walker
Brian Walker is Assistant 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. He currently teaches a full studio of twenty music major and non-major trumpet players at Tarleton State.
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, Iskander Akhmadullin, Christopher Moore, John Holt, Keith Johnson and Adam Gordon.
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 in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida in the United States and Mytilene, Greece, Sao Paulo, Brazil and has performed throughout France.
Dr. Walker is active in the International Trumpet Guild as a contributor in the Music Review section in the ITG Journal. He is also an artist and clinician for the Bach division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation.
Assistant Professor of Music