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George Walker

George Walker was born in Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Owl’s Head, Maine, and Valhalla, New York. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he came to Bloomington in 1966 and completed an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University. George began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Currently, along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists in a wide variety of areas and reviews plays and operas. He’s the proud father of grown sons Ben Walker (and his wife Elise Katzif Walker) and Aaron Walker. In his time away from WFIU, George enjoys an active life with wife Carolyn Lipson-Walker, singing, reading, exercising and playing guitar.

Recent posts by George

March 23, 2014

 

Willis Barnstone

Translator and Poet Willis Barnstone

George Walker speaks with Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese at IU-Bloomington Willis Barnstone.

October 7, 2011

 

Dennis James in tuxudo, smiling, sitting at a theater organ

Silent Film Accompanist Dennis James

George Walker speaks with theater organist, scholar, and IU alumnus Dennis James, the most acclaimed practitioner of the art of solo silent film accompaniment

August 4, 2011

 

Dottie King smiling, wearing a multi-colored jacket over a yellow shirt

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods President Dottie King

George Walker interviews Dottie King, president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

December 6, 2010

 

Harvey Phillips holding a tuba

Harvey Phillips, Titan Of The Tuba

A rebroadcast of George Walker's 2003 interview with tuba master Harvey Phillips.

July 29, 2007

 

Ethnomusicologist George List

<br />Dr. George List is one of the foremost ethnomusicologist in his field. At age 96, though the professor is now blind, he is still producing journal articles and reviews. He spoke with WFIU’s George Walker.

February 8, 2006

 

Cellist Matt Haimovitz

<br />Matt Haimovitz is a classically skilled cellist who intertwines classical and contemporary music while performing on stage. He entertains in a wide variety of venues, including bars, coffeehouses, and punk rock clubs.

September 11, 2005

 

The Saint Louis Brass Quintet

<p></p>The Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s oldest standing brass quintets. It was formed in the early 1960s. The quintet is made up of horn player Thomas Bacon, tuba player Daniel Perantoni, and trumpet player Ray Sasaki.

April 24, 2005

 

Claude Baker, Composer and IU Professor of Composition

Claude Baker is currently the Chair of the Department of Composition at the IU School of Music. He has composed for a variety of orchestras all across the country and his music has been played by symphonies all over the world.

August 10, 2003

 

Professor Emeritus Alfonso Montecino

Chilean born composer, pianist, and teacher Alfonso Montecino speaks with George Walker about his life and work.

November 3, 2002

 

Violinist Ilya Kaler

Violinist and Professor Ilya Kaler sits down with George Walker for an interview.

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