Honoring Oberlin's Own Pulitzer Prize Winner

Louis LaneTo honor Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker '41, Conservatory of Music faculty presented him with an April 30 concert of his solo and chamber works. Faculty members performing during the tribute concert included organist David Boe, baritone Gerald Crawford, pianists James Howsmon and Jennifer Rhinehart, and violinist Gregory Fulkerson '70, as well as conservatory students under the direction of Gene Young '60.

George WalkerThe following day the composer observed the Oberlin Orchestra rehearsing for its May 2 perfomance of his Pulitzer-winning piece, Lilacs. George recently retired as chair of Rutgers' music department, having taught there for 27 years, but he continues to compose.