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Jack Walters


PVS Chemicals Inc./Jim and Ann Nicholson Chair

DSO member since 2017

Jack Walters joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2017 appointed by Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin. In 2016, he was awarded the Zarin Mehta Global Academy Fellowship with the New York Philharmonic. He has also performed with the New World Symphony in Miami. In the summers of 2016 and 2017, Walters was a festival participant at the Music Academy of the West as a recipient of the Spencer and Myra Nadler scholarship and has also attended the Texas Music Festival and the Kent Blossom Music Festival.

After completing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dan Gilbert and Chad Burrow, he attended the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University studying with Richie Hawley. His other primary teachers include Craig Lawrence and Sean Osborn. Walters is a D’Addario artist and plays exclusively on Reserve Classic reeds.