Phone: 4692722000 ext 7358
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Music Louisiana - Music (7-12) Texas - Music EC-12
Mr. Derrick Walker
Director of Fine Arts - Cedar Hill ISD
Mr. Derrick Walker is currently in his 6th year at Cedar Hill High School and 21st year as an educator. He is the Director of the Longhorn Red Army Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band and Pep band.
He is an active music arranger, drill designer, and clinician for high schools across the country. In 2012, Walker was a Grammy Music Educator Semi-Finalist, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educator of the Year Finalist and 2015 Louisiana Teacher of the Year State Finalist. In 2021, Walker is currently a Grammy Music Educator Nominee.
Prior to his teachings at Cedar Hill, Mr. Walker held positions as Director of Bands at Baker High School in Baker, LA, Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, LA, and Jackson High School, in Jackson, LA. In his 21 years of education his groups consistently received superior and excellent ratings at several local, state, and regional competitions in both areas of concert band and marching band.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and Masters in Educational Leadership from National University. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc.