David Walters, M.M.

David Walters

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Music

Specialty: Jazz Piano, Piano

Fax: (423) 697-4430

Email: David.Walters@ChattanoogaState.edu

David Walters currently teaches classical and jazz piano at Chattanooga State Community College, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cadek Conservatory of Music, and the McCallie School. A highly versatile performer, Mr. Walters is as well-known in the field of jazz as he is for his extensive work in classical music. He has performed at universities throughout the region, including Chattanooga State, UTC, Bryan College, Southern Adventist University, Lee University, Covenant College, The University of the South, and Jacksonville State University. His performance resume includes many chamber music concerts, solo piano recitals, local and regional appearances with his jazz trio (the David Walters Trio, which includes bass player, Gordy Nichol, and drummer, Jo Whitaker), and numerous appearances throughout the area as a solo jazz pianist. He has performed at many public and private events, including the United States Governors Conference and an event for former President Gerald Ford. Mr. Walters has appeared on five jazz CDs. He was acknowledged for his outstanding work on the popular Southside Jazz Junction Christmas CD. Mr. Walters has been a member of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association since 1991 and has served as president of the Chattanooga Music Teachers Association. He has adjudicated at TMTA and CMTA Auditions, as well the Music Teachers National Association State Competition. Among the many awards earned by his students include first prize in the Oberlin (OH) Conservatory National Jazz Piano Competition for high school students. Mr. Walters received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Olga Conus, David Bar-Illan, and Richard Morris.