Andrew Walters

Andrew Walters was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1967. As a trombonist at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, he performed in the jazz band and wind ensembles, and pursed composition with Robert Chamberlain. A participant in the James Millikin Scholar program, his thesis was titled The Fusion of Chinese and Western Music: The Yellow River Piano Concerto and the Music of Chou Wen-Chung. In 1989 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education. At Northern Illinois University, he received a Master of Music in Composition in 1991, where his principal composition teachers were Jan Bach and Robert Fleisher. His Masters Composition was Qudrabonia for 12 trombones. At present, he is at work on a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Illinois and has studied with William Brooks, Zack Browning, and Erik Lund. He has worked in a variety of studios including the Experimental Music Studio and the Computer Music Project. He has arranged Haydn's Derbyshire Calvary Marches for middle school band with co-arranger Philip Hash and is published by Dayne Publications.