Clif Walker is the director of the University of Missouri “Marching Mizzou” Drumline and a freelance arranger, clinician, adjudicator, and composer with original works performed at PASIC, The Midwest Band Orchestra Clinic, DCI, BOA and WGI. He holds a BSE from Missouri Western State University and an MME from the University of Central Florida.
Clif was the director of percussion, design team member and arranger for BOA Grand National Finalist Blue Springs High School (2011-2015), former design team member and front ensemble arranger for 11-time WGI PIW Championship Finalist Gateway Indoor. He is the former caption head/arranger for Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (1999-2003) and former director of percussion at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida (2001-2008), where he led ensembles that performed at the 2003, 2004 and 2008 FMEA State Music Conventions, and the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International as the high school IPEC winners. Clif was the founding director and arranger for WGI PIW Finalist Timber Creek Independent (2008-2010).
Clif adjudicates regularly with MEPA, SCGC, RMPA, GIPA, HWAA, PIMBA, FMBC and is the judging coordinator for Indiana Percussion Association (IPA). Clif is also a design team member with the 2017 WGI PIA Gold Medalist, Modulation Z.
Clif is proud to endorse Yamaha Musical Instruments, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, Beetle Percussion and Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.