As a professional musician, Josh Walker has worked in the Carolina region for 20 years, including as percussionist with the Charlotte, Charleston, and Union Symphonies. He has performed with the Moody Blues, Manhattan Transfer, The Four Tops, Natalie Cole, Bernadette Peters and many other artists. He also has played for a number of national touring Broadway shows such as Motown: The Musical, Spamalot, Sweet Charity, and Legally Blonde: The Musical.
Josh frequently performs on timpani, drum set, jazz vibes, marimba, and ethnic and orchestral percussion.
He has recently recorded, produced, and released an album of his jazz-influenced arrangements of classic hymns. It is entitled Reimagined: Classic Hymns for a Modern Audience.
For 14 years, he also served in the music ministry at GraceLife Church of Pineville in North Carolina. In this role, he played drum set and percussion as a member of the adult praise band while also coordinating music instruction for all ages 2 through 18. He also arranged and composed regularly for the worship ministry.
Josh has taught at several area high schools, including three state championship marching band programs: Nation Ford, Indian Land, and York. As a private instructor, Josh has taught numerous All-Region and All-State percussion students, another who has participated in Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, and several who have gone on to college music careers at University of Cincinnati, Winthrop University, Furman University, the University of South Carolina, and UNC Greensboro.
Josh studied at Winthrop University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Performance in 1998 and a Master of Music Performance in 2001. He is currently pursuing an arranging certificate from Berklee School of Music. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Fort Mill, SC with their daughter.