Brian Walker to University of North Texas
Brian Walker has been appointed as Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Texas starting in the Fall 2024.
Brian Walker was Professor of Trumpet at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas for twelve years. As a teacher, his students have been accepted into many undergraduate and graduate music programs and currently perform in orchestras and premier military groups throughout the United States. His students are frequently featured at the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild Conferences as competitors and performers.
As a performer, he has appeared with various orchestral groups in the DFW region and is currently Second Trumpet with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. As a commercial musician, Dr. Walker has played for various Broadway and Musical Theater organizations in Dallas and Fort Worth, having most recently played for productions of Into the Woods, 42nd Street, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde and West Side Story. As a soloist, Dr. Walker has given recitals throughout the United States and in Greece, France, China and Brazil. He was featured soloist on the Tarleton State Wind Ensemble’s performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014 and this ensemble's performance at the Texas Music Education Association Conference in 2022.
Brian is active in the International Trumpet Guild where he serves on the Board of Directors, on the Recording Projects Committee, Chairs the Conference Golf Scramble Scholarship Fundraiser Committee and Chairs the Financial Investments Committee. Dr. Walker also serves as an adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition and ITG Competitions and is often sought as a pedagogue for masterclasses throughout the United States.
Dr. Walker holds degrees from the University of North Texas (DMA), The Florida State University (MM) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (BM) where he studied with Michael Miles, Christopher Moore, and John Holt, respectively. (Source: Brian Walker)