Jacob improvising at a small synth.

Philadelphia-based composer/trumpeter Jacob Walls pursues the insights afforded when timbre and motive work hand in glove. His works have been heard at festivals and conferences such as June in Buffalo, soundSCAPE, and SEAMUS, and they have been presented by Bowerbird and by the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, among others. Jacob is currently pursuing a doctorate in music composition at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies with James Primosch and Anna Weesner.


Walls remains active as a trumpeter and conductor, performing in these roles at summer festivals such as the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, the Brevard Music Center, and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium.


Inquiries: jacobtylerwalls@gmail.com