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George Theophilus Walker (born June 27, 1922) 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 was first exposed to music at the age of five when he began to play the piano. He was admitted to the Oberlin Conservatory at 14 and received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. Walker studied composition with Rosario Scalero who also taught Samuel Barber and Gian-Carlo… read more

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  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    now i know dis guy good
  • Avatar for progtrance7
    lil bow wow
  • Avatar for karpark
    Walker's work is always beautiful and fresh, never trite or predictable.
  • Avatar for JoshCIVM
    Sad no one knows him. He's really excellent.
  • Avatar for boozec
    I guess no one knows this guy exists...

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