Jim Walker, “Renaissance Man of the Flute”, is well-known in the flute world for his dynamic playing and versatility. He was principal flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for seven seasons, and the first-call studio flutist in L.A. for the better part of two decades. He is the founder of Free Flight (jazz-classical fusion), which made multiple appearances on the Tonight Show and Today Show, as well as a number one record (Slice of Life).
Currently, Jim is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Flute Studies at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and Instructor of Flute and Chamber Music at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Jim also teaches masterclasses throughout the world, including his very own “Beyond the Masterclass” every summer.