CBC Music Instructor Named Top Music Educator in State
Posted Date: April 18th, 2021PASCO, Wash. — Columbia Basin College’s Bruce Walker has been named the Music Educator
of the Year by the Washington Music Educators Association. This award covers not just
collegiate instruction, but K-12 music instruction as well.
By: by Taylor Fritz
CBC’s music classes moved online in March 2020, with all performances and teaching
since then happening as a remote digital experience.
Walker is a student himself, currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Boston University,
while remaining active leading virtual all-star string orchestras in other states,
including Arkansas and Nevada.
To watch Walker in action leading the 2021 Nevada All-State Orchestra, watch the video
Walker embraces the challenge of teaching music, and leading orchestras, online, saying,
“Like all educators, we adapted and embraced the virtual space and would not let a
small matter of distance and a pandemic stop us from producing quality content and
instruction. This is the result of strategic rehearsal planning and resiliency in
an virtual setting and working with the technology everyone already has.”
In addition to his instruction and work in orchestral music, Walker also teaches music
appreciation and music theory at CBC.
For more about studying music at CBC, visit its website.