Walt is based in LA and extremely accomplished at Trumpet / Flugelhorn, Educator, Composition and Arranging, Marching Ensembles and Conducting.
He has extensive education in Jazz including a Doctoral degree of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies from University of Southern California (USC) and is the former Assistant Director for the USC Trojan Marching Band.
Walt has an outstanding musical resume, including currently playing with Trumpetology (a band consisting of five trumpets and rhythm section playing music made famous by the most outstanding jazz trumpet players of our time), the Deforestation Project (a modern big band that sets to push the limits of what the ensemble can do), and previously with Bob Florence (an American jazz arranger and pianist who has written some of the most beautiful big band arrangements).
Dr Simonsen has also created state of the art award winning designs for marching band, drum line, and winter guard.
Find out more about Walt at www.waltersimonsen.com