David W. Vandewalker
David W. Vandewalker is the Assistant Director of Bands at Georgia State University where his primary responsibilities include conducting the University Band, teaching the marching band, and directing the Basketball Pep Band. He is also the music director and conductor of the Metro Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble hosted at Georgia State University. Vandewalker received a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from Baylor University, earned his Master of Arts in Education degree from Central Michigan University, and is amidst dissertation research examining musical expression in performance as a Doctor of Musical Arts student at Boston University. He is a nine-time recipient of the National Band Association’s prestigious Citation of Excellence Award, a three-time recipient of the National Wind Band Honors Awards in the New Music category, and is recognized in multiple editions of Who’s Who Among American Teachers.