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BARBARA WALKER: LPCC Co-Founder, and director of all three LPCC choirs, received a Bachelors of Vocal Music Education degree from Louisiana State University, a Masters of vocal Performance and education from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a Kodály Certification from Sam Houston State University. Ms. Walker has taught elementary music in public school for over twenty-five years, and is currently music specialist for Livingston Parish Schools in the Talented Music program. While teaching in Houston, Texas,

Ms. Walker was selected as the 1989 Elementary Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas. She was selected as the Walker Elementary Teacher of the Year in 1990. in 1999, Walker was selected as the Livingston Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year, and the Louisiana Region VII Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is listed in Who’s Who of Outstanding Young Women in America, and Who’s Who in Outstanding Educators in America. Barbara Walker sang with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus for five seasons, performing on stage with opera legends such as Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland and Mirella Freni. Walker is an active adjudicator and has conducted seminars in Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska and Texas. She regularly serves as a guest conductor for district middle school and elementary school honor choirs across Louisiana and is a member of NAfME.

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