Dr. Walter Barr holds degrees in Music, Music Performance and Music Education including post-doctoral work at the Eastman School of Music. he is PRESENTLY an Emeritus Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

His conducting credentials include work with the Jefferson Symphony, The Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra, The Denver Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Clare Fischer, Bobby Shew and Patrick Williams. He has performed with Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Henry Mancini, Lou Rawls, Dave Brubeck, Mel Torme, Gladys Knight, The Colorado Symphony, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr. plus many others.