Shirley Walker was born in Napa, California in 1945. She was educated at Pleasant Hill High School; attended San Francisco State College on piano scholarship; studied composition with Dr. Roger Nixon; and piano with Harald Logan of Berkeley, California. She was soloist with San Francisco Symphony while in high school; performed with various hotel, jazz & art bands in San Francisco, 1964 - 1967...See full bio »
Shortly after graduating from Pleasant Hill High School, Shirley composed the score for a full length musical adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" called "Make Way For Love", with Book & Lyrics by W. Grant Gray, which had its world premiere at the high school, with Shirley playing keyboards with a quartet at all performances.
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