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Wally Easter

Wally Easter, Associate Professor

Wally Easter, Associate Professor
Wally Easter, Associate Professor

School of Performing Arts
242-G Squires
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5335 |

In 1981, Wally Easter joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Virginia Tech, and the Roanoke Symphony as principal horn.

He began his professional performing career with the United States Marine Band, “The President's Own” in Washington, D. C. As a member of the Marine Band, he toured the United States and performed frequently at the White House. 

Other professional activities include residencies as artist/faculty for the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, Skyline Brass Music Festival, Roanoke Youth Symphony Summer Institute, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

  • Horn
  • Research/Production: Brass Ensemble, Horn Ensemble
  • Teaching Areas: Theory & Fundamentals
  • MM, Catholic University of America
  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
What do you most enjoy about your work?
The opportunity to share my passion and excitement for expressing the emotion of music with young soon-to-be musical colleagues.
What is the most satisfying or rewarding moment of your artistic process?
The most satisfying moment of the artistic process is being witness to my students exceeding their own (and my) expectations in performance.
What is the most important quality for any student in the performing arts to cultivate?
Fearless enthusiasm for the art of music and the risks of live performance.

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