merald City Music


Christopher Walker

Administrative Director

Christopher Walker (he•him) is a composer, performer, sound engineer, and music organizer active in spaces for nonprofit performing arts, education, festivals, clubs, and other venues.

Through both his professional and scholarly output, Christopher maintains an actionable research agenda focused on deconstructing white supremacist and patriarchal frameworks within cultural institutions. Beyond his administrative role with Emerald City Music, he serves as Director of Development for the national Jazz Education Network and volunteers locally at the Vera Project.

Christopher holds performing and production credits on more than twenty recorded releases. His currently active project is the avant-pop duo Other People’s Energy with composer-improviser Skyler Hill. Since 2017, Christopher has produced a weekly two-hour radio program called Tonotopicalia on KUZU LP-FM with co-host Louise Fristensky. The broadcast highlights contemporary composition along with new releases of genre-blurring popular music and has garnered an avid international following.

Christopher is a proud member of The Recording Academy, American Composers Forum, Society of Composers, Inc., Jazz Education Network, American Society for Public Administration, American Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers, as well as a co-founding member of the Errant New Music Collective.

Meet THE

merald Team

Artistic Director
Kristin Lee
Administrative Director
Christopher Walker
Marketing Administrator
Jamie Shindler
Operations Administrator
Yumi Tamashiro
Production Manager
Alexander Hawker
Web Developer
Henry Wang


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