Response (voice and piano)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Response
(b.1922) Walker graduated from Oberlin College with highest honors, with a major in piano and minor in organ. He was the first African-American graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. He made his New York debut as a pianist in Town Hall. Walker was the first African-American to earn a doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music. He studied composition with Nadia Boulanger. Walker has taught at the Dalcroze School of Music, the New School for Social Sciences, Smith College, the University of Colorado, the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, the University of Delaware and Rutgers University where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 1992. He has published over 70 works and in 1996 became the first African-American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition, Lilacs.
Walker, George Theophilus, "Response (voice and piano)" (1971). Dunbar Music Archive. 214.