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Gail Walton Biography

Gail Walton

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Born: 1954. Died: 2010. Lived in: United States

Gail Walton held the position of Director of Music at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame from 1988 until her death in 2010 after a long battle with leukemia.

Dr. Walton holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music, where she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. The Eastman School also awarded her the prestigious Performer's Certificate in Organ. She has studied with David Craighead, Russell Saunders, William Hays and Andre Marchal.

Dr. Walton has performed throughout the Midwestern United States and in the summer of 1991 played concerts in the German cities of Bonn, Heidenheim, Mainz and Rottenburg/Neckar. In the summer of 1995 she took the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir on a tour of Italy, including appearances in Florence, Milan, Assisi and Rome.

Dr. Walton has taught organ at Goshen College since 1986, and serves as director of the University of Notre Dame Liturgical Choir and the Basilica Schola. She is married to the organist Craig Cramer, with whom she frequently plays duo recitals.

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