Welcome to the John Child Walker Music Competition website!

The 2019 John Child Walker Music Competition was held on Friday, May 24 - Saturday, May 25, 2019.  A big "thank you!" to all students, parents and teachers who had contributed their time and talent to this event. We hope everyone who participated carries away a sense of accomplishment, no matter where they placed. 

The names of all 2019 winners, along with a photo, is posted under the "Winners" menu tab.

The 2020 Competition will be held on Friday May 22 and Saturday May 23, 2020.

For more information, please contact us at walkermusiccompetition@gmail.com, or:

John Child Walker Music Competition
PO Box 1375
Claremont, CA 91711.

PURPOSE:

Development of individual musical excellence and artistic potential of young talented area musicians.  

PLACE:

Claremont Community School of Music
951 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont CA 91711

ABOUT THE WALKER COMPETITION

The Walker Competition has grown throughout the years but remains primarily a local area music competition.

It was started in 1954 as a scholarship competition for piano students by Mary Findlay Walker, a prominent piano teacher in memory of her husband, John Walker.  She was a member of the Pomona Valley Musicians' Club, which has sponsored this popular event to the present day.

EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE WALKER COMPETITION

Whether you are a teacher, contestant, or community music lover, this competition is open for you to enjoy--from the all-day competition to the public Winners' Concert awards ceremony in the evening, where the first-place winners of the day perform.