EDUCATION COORDINATOR – Adrian Walker brings a wealth of experience to Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, both as a teacher and performer. He has taught in the school districts of Kirkwood, Parkway, University City, and Ferguson-Florissant. He directed the string program at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and Academy and Blossom Wood Day School. Adrian served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp, Strings in the Mountains Music Festival, Southeast Missouri State University and as an instructor at the University of Missouri Rolla, Saint Louis Symphony Community Music School, Mozingo Music, Music and Arts, Dayspring School of the Arts, and First String Violin Academy. He teaches and conducts the orchestra at Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School and has served as conductor of the Cameron Youth Chamber Orchestra.
As a violinist, Adrian serves as concertmaster for the Fox Theater Orchestra. Other concertmaster positions include the Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis, the Bach Society of St. Louis, the Saint Louis Philharmonic, Masterworks Chorale Orchestra, the Belleville Philharmonic, the University City Symphony, and the Gateway Festival Orchestra. He has also performed as a replacement violinist with the Saint Louis Symphony orchestra, after completing the New York Philharmonic Fellowship Program with SLSO. He toured nationally with the Broadway show An American in Paris. Adrian received his B.M. Degree in violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music and attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for graduate courses.
Adrian brings a passion for music education to his position as he administrates our Master Class Series and the Young Artist Chamber Program. Adrian shares an encyclopedic musical academic knowledge with participants in CMSSL education activities and has established a rapport with St. Louis area music teachers and students alike which makes for a positive experience for students involved in our education programs.