Walt Cunningham, Jr. is an accomplished pianist and musical creator and producer with an eclectic background. He attended West Point Academy, the distinguished military school, where he became one of just over a thousand Black American graduates and served as a national spokesperson. Walt further honed his skills in business as an award-winning national salesperson for Pfizer, Inc., and at Wilson Learning, a national executive sales and leadership development company.
Walt created and has served since 2008 as producer of Dartmouth College’s annual musical competition, Dartmouth Idol. He also is artistic director of the college’s Gospel Choir, for which he writes music and arranges and conducts concerts and tours. In addition, Walt is founder and CEO of One Soul In Prosperity (OSIP) Productions, LLC, a Chicago-based live and recorded music production and publishing company. He and OSIP have performed at President Obama’s inaugural brunch; the White House holiday event; Jazz at Lincoln Center; the New Orleans Jazz Festival; the Venite International Christmas Forum in Luzern, Switzerland; and other major national and international events.
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