About Shirley
Sadly, on November 30, 2006, at the age of 61, Shirley passed away.

Shirley Walker, composer, conductor, pianist, synthesist, and producer was born in Napa, California in 1945. She attended San Francisco State College on a piano scholarship, studied composition with Dr. Roger Nixon and piano studies with Harald Logan of Berkeley, CA. She was a soloist with San Francisco Symphony while in high school and performed with various hotel, jazz & art bands in San Francisco, from 1964 to 1967. Shirley married Don Walker in 1967, and they had two sons, Colin, born in 1970, and Ian, born in 1972. From 1967 to 1978, she composed music for industrial films and wrote jingles. During this period she was a pianist for the Oakland Symphony Orchestra for two seasons, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra for two seasons.

Shirley was a member of:
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) '94 - present;
  Executive Music Branch Committee '94 - present
- Broadcast Music Inc., (BMI) '93 - present
- Recording Musicians Association (RMA) '90 - present;
  Board of Directors '94 - present
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) '87 - present; Awards Committee '87 - '88
- Member Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) '85 - present; Vice President '88 - '92;
  Board of Directors '86 - '94; Working Conditions Committee '87 - '89; author SCL Working
  Conditions Questionnaire; author for "The Score", SCL periodical: "Packaging Scores, The
  Business of Quality Orchestration, New Low Budget Film Rate, Assumption Agreements
  and the Special Payments Fund"
- American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) '80 - present
- National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) '78 - present;
- American Federation of Musicians (AFM) '62 - present

Emmy Award and nominations for:
Batman Beyond (Winner) (2001)
The Zeta Project (2001)
New Batman / Superman Adventures (animated episodic TV)
Adventures of Batman and Robin (1996)
Batman Animated Series (syndicated TV- 84 ep.)

1 Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for:
Space - Above & Beyond (episodic TV - 22 ep.)

"Spring Hodgepodge in four movements",
Commissioned by Gerry Aster and Dorothy W. Carlson, MD for for Pacific Serenades
World Premiere April 13, 2002

Recordings as Producer:
RVCD Records: Roland Vazquez "Further Dance" '96
Reprise Records: soundtrack ("Mask of the Phantasm") '93
Varese Sarabande: soundtrack ("Memoirs of an Invisible Man") '90
RVCD Records: LA Jazz Ensemble "Feel Your Dreams" '79
Odessa Balalaikas ("Art Of The Balalaika"); Sheynkman/Macaluso ("Art Of The Mandolin")
Nonesuch Records: LA Vocal Arts Ensemble ("Brahms, Liebeslieder", "Rossini , Sins Of My Old Age")

Supervising Producer:
Sheffield Labs: Margie Gibson ("The Irving Berlin Century")

Supervisor Producer, editing:
Sheffield Labs: Moscow Symphony ("Moscow Musical Summit")
Harmonia Mundi: ("Swanne Alley"; "Senesino")

Final Destination 2WillardBatman BeyondEscape From L.A.Batman Mask Of The PhantasmMemoirs of An Invisible Man

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