David Walker has been on the faculty of Old Dominion University since 1999, serving as Director of the Old Dominion University Percussion Ensemble, and Percussion Instructor. In 2008, he became the Drumline Instructor/Arranger for the Old Dominion University Monarch Marching Band. In addition to percussion, Mr. Walker teaches Instrumental Conducting, Music Theory, Music History and Culture, and co- teaches theNew Music Ensemble. The Old Dominion University Percussion Program has seen significant growth under his direction, from the percussion ensemble touring with the Fort Monroe Continental Army Band and performing at the Reagan National Library, to his private studio performing master classes with Evelyn Glennie, Kevin Bobo, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Neil Grover, Joe Locke, and Chuck Redd. Mr. Walkerperforms regularly with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra and is founder and director of “Stick People”, A Percussion Performance Art Ensemble, performing at numerous festivals, concert series, and school assemblies. He instructs percussion for the Governor’s School for the Arts and before coming to Old Dominion, taught at Hampton University in VA, Messiah College in PA and Wheaton Conservatory in Il. Professor Walker is also founder and director of the Annual Old Dominion University Summer Percussion Camp, which offers high school students a week of intensive training on concert and ethnic percussion.His conducting experience includes Old Dominion University Orchestra (guest conductor Schederin’s arrangement of Carmen), Old Dominion University Wind Ensemble (rehearsal conductor), Old Dominion University Percussion Ensemble, Hampton University Percussion Ensemble, Messiah College Percussion Ensemble, Messiah College Handbell Choir, Wheaton Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, and The University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble (student conductor).
M.M. in Percussion Performance, University of Michigan, (1995)
B.M. in Percussion Performance, Wheaton Conservatory of Music, (1992)