David W. Vandewalker serves as the conductor of the Georgia Wind Symphony, executive director for the Servant Leadership Association for Music, and Founder of the Strategic Boosters Academy. Additionally, he served as the Coordinator of Performing Arts for the Fulton County Schools (2016-2020), associate conductor for Tara Winds (2017-2019), assistant director of bands at Georgia State University (2012-2016) and Director of Bands at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia (2000-2012). Dr. Vandewalker earned degrees at Baylor University, Central Michigan University, and Boston University.
Dr. Vandewalker has led concerts before esteemed audiences such as the CBDNA/NBA, Music for All National Concert Festival, and the Midwest Clinic. Marching Bands under his instruction received honors including participation in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, 2009 & 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ranked top-ten nationally by the 2013 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), and Bands of America Grand National Finalist. Additionally, Dr. Vandewalker serves as an evaluator for the Music for All National Festival, Executive Director for Conn Selmer Parent Booster Community, and as an educational clinician for Conn Selmer Division of Education. He has shared professional development in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa and authored multiple music education resources with GIA Publications, Inc.
Dr. Vandewalker is a recipient of the Sudler Flag of Honor, ten-NBA Citation of Excellence Awards, three National Wind Band Honors Awards, and is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association. David and Pamela reside in Marietta, GA where she serves over 800 children in music each week.