Oberlin College and Conservatory

Frances Walker: Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch the webcast!  This event will be streamed live at the time of the event.

Performers and speakers from the college and conservatory community gather in celebration of the life and career of Frances Walker (1924-2018), acclaimed pianist and educator. Walker, alumna of Oberlin’s Class of 1945, was the first African American woman to become a tenured professor at Oberlin College. 

Performers include pianists Vincent Craig, Kevin Sharpe, Clifford Jackson, Bill Billingham, and Joseph Williams as well as her nephew and violinist Gregory Walker (son of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker '41, the late brother of Frances Walker). Tribute addresses will be delivered by Oberlin Conservatory Dean Andrea Kalyn, David Stull, Lee Koonce, and Peter Takács.

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Administrative, Conservatory of Music

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Thea Boyd, Oberlin Conservatory Director of Artistic Programming & External Relations

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