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Michael Walters

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Michael Walters was born in Derbyshire where he cut his musical teeth both in the local brass band scene and the National Youth Brass Ensemble of Great Britain. In 1989 he enlisted into the Band of Life Guards and spent 13 years as principal euphonium. He also undertook the position of State Trumpeter; regularly performing for royalty and heads of state in the UK and overseas. After graduating as top student from the Royal Military School of Music Bandmaster Course, he undertook bandmaster appointments with King's Division, Royal Armoured Corps and Irish Guards. In September 2011 he commissioned to the rank of Captain whilst deployed in Afghanistan and returned to the appointment of Director of Music, Army Air Corps. In March 2013 he was awarded a PhD in Music and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Leeds for his examination of the musical architecture contained within working memory systems.

Michael currently lives in Hampshire and enjoys composing and arranging for all types of ensemble. Recent commissions have included contemporary works premiered at the Leeds International Concert Series and works for service charities.

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