Ross Walter, associate professor of trombone, euphonium and tuba, came to VCU from Baton Rouge, La., where he served as trombonist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. He received Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Idaho. At LSU he was honored by the School of Music faculty with the Most Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.
Walter maintains a large studio of trombone, euphonium and tuba majors at VCU. He lectures a graduate seminar in music technology and teaches undergraduate courses in brass methods, computers in music and brass pedagogy. He also coordinates and coaches the extensive brass chamber music program. Walter is an active freelance teacher and performer in the Richmond area. He presently performs with the Palmetto Posaunen, a professional trombone choir in South Carolina, and a professional trombone quartet in Richmond, Va.
Walter is an Educational Artist for the C.G. Conn Corporation and performs on Conn trombones. He is a clinician on SmartMusic and Finale for MakeMusic Inc. Walter regularly arranges performances, master classes and clinics in elementary, middle and high schools and provides clinics and performances at regional, national and international conferences. Recent clinics and performances include the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Budapest, Hungary (2004), the Midwest Clinic (2003 and 2004), the Southern Division Music Educators Conference (January 2003 and 2005), the MENC National Conference in Nashville (April 2002) and the Washington, D.C. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference (January 2002).