About me


born 1955, Portsmouth Virginia
1973 Graduate of
John F. Kennedy High School, Suffolk, Virginia
1980 Graduate of
Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts
Diploma of Professional Music, summa cum laude

Private arranging and composition studies with
Mr. Herb Pomeroy
Mr. Michael Gibbs
Mr. Arnold Arnstein
Mr. John LaPorta
Mr. Gunter Schuller
Mr. Phil Wilson
Mr. Tony Lada
Mr. Marty Paich

Performance credits include
Gladys Knight and the Pips
The Four Tops
The Temptations
Jamie Davis
Johnny Mathis
Benny Carter
Dizzy Gillespie
The Mingus Epitaph Big Band
Ray Charles
Steve Miller
James Moody
The San Francisco Symphony Pops orchestra
The California Symphony
The Rudy Salvini Big Band
The Teatro Zinzani orchestra
Larry Gatlin
Steve Allen
Joe Williams
James Moody
Glen Campbell
“Secret Garden”
“Les Miserables”
“The Producers”

The following are productions in which Rick Walsh has been employed either as an orchestrator, copyist, trombonist or bassist:

Arranger for Joel Evans Swinging Big Band Sessions.
(on iTunes)

"The Producers" Broadway Musical by Mel Brooks

“Young Frankenstein” Broadway Musical by Mel Brooks

“The Little Mermaid” Broadway Musical

"Beauty and the Beast" Broadway Musical

"Aida" Broadway Musical

"Dracula" Broadway Musical Frank Wildhorn

Miller Music Service of New York City
Anixter-Rice Music Service of New York City
Disney of Burbank

Michael Tilson-Thomas (the San Francisco Symphony) "Poems of Emily Dickinson"

"Inspector Gadget" movie

Metallica (with the San Francisco Symphony)

Rick assisted with the copywork on "URBAN LEGEND" by composer and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, a contrabasson concerto, in October of 2002,
premiered by the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of the composer.
This unusual work also featured a solo electric bass in the orchestra.

Linda Ronstadt "Cry Like the Wind" recording and tour

Randy Newman ("Faust" recording)

George Lucas ("Star Wars", "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles")

"Spy Kids" soundtrack (trombone and copyist)

"Mars Attacks" movie soundtrack

"Predator" movie, plus sequels

"Sphere" movie

"Soap Dish" movie

The Pacific Mozart Ensemble (vocal arranging)

LightChild Publications (Desiree Goyette)

PBA Publications (Peter B. Allen)

Member of AF of M Local 802