Christopher D. Walker

Christopher D. Walker is a native Texan who currently resides in Austin, the live music capital of the world. Living in such a creative and accommodating environment, Walker has been able to surround himself with some of the finest musicians in Central Texas, resulting in numerous performance and recording opportunities. He currently plays drumset in the folk-country Kyle J. Smith Band and plays bass and guitar in the long-standing rock band Driver F. In 2007 he became a founding member of Danger Films LLC, a boutique film production company based out of Austin, Texas.

Christopher has worked with Grammy-winning bands, and he has written commercial music for regional companies as well as local mom-and-pop shops. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Texas State University - San Marcos and is doing graduate work at the University of Texas - Austin. Past percussion instructors include Genaro Gonzalez, Kari Klier, and (in his younger years) Andy Salmon. Composition instructors include Dr. Russell Riepe, Richard Hall, and Dr. Charles Ditto. As an active teacher, Walker has worked with several high school drumlines in Central Texas. He currently teaches music lessons as a part of Kids In a New Groove. KING is a nonprofit organization that provides music lessons to kids in the foster care system. Christopher D. Walker is also a member of ASCAP. For more info, please visit

An inventive piece featuring a solo percussionist playing the guts of a piano in colorful and interesting ways.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Medium
The Tragedy of a Young Soldier is a character/story driven piece about a young, colonial period man who is called to war and dies on the battlefield. It is written for five timpani and also requires a gong.
Duration: 10:40 | Level: Advanced