Technical Sergeant Gerald L. Welker is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has served as principal horn with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, The United States Air Force Academy Band, The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, 3rd Horn/Associate Principal Horn- Macon Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles. Sergeant Welker was the 2nd Prize Winner of the 2007 International Horn Competition of America (Professional Division), a 2001 Yamaha Young Performing Artist, and a former member of the world-renowned TransAtlantic Horn Quartet. TSgt Welker currently performs with the United States Air Force Academy Band.
2004-Bachelor of Music, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
2006-Master of Music, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa