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Walter Cummings

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Walter Cummings


Walter Cummings (b. 1953) is an American composer and educator.

He holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (BMEd and MM in conducting), the University of Colorado (MMEd), and the University of Northern Colorado (Doctor of Arts in conducting).

Dr. Cummings's compositions for school band are rapidly gaining wide acceptance, and have been performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia by a variety of school, clinic, and community bands. Composition prizes won by Dr. Cummings include the Colorado Music Educators Association Band Composition Contest, as well as ten ASCAP Awards for excellence in serious music composition.

Playing positions held by Cummings include tubaist with the Grand Junction Symphony and Mesa State College Faculty Brass Quintet.

Cummings is currently a free-lance composer and low brass performer, and teaches low brass at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo. He is also the owner of Grand Mesa Music.

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