George Walker

Composer

1922 –

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Who is George Walker?

George Theophilus Walker is an African-American composer, the first to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He received the Pulitzer for his work Lilacs in 1996.

Walker is the father of two sons, violinist and composer Gregory Walker, and playwright Ian Walker. He resides in Montclair, NJ.

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Born
Jun 27, 1922
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • Walker, George
  • George Theophilus Walker
  • George T. Walker
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College
    ( - 1941)
  • Artist's Diploma, Curtis Institute of Music
    Composition
    ( - 1945)
  • Piano
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music
    ( - 1956)
Lived in
  • Montclair

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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