Walter Morales is on his sixth season as the Music Director and Conductor of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. He has been a guest conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, University of Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra, McKeesport Symphony Orchestra, Helix New Music Ensemble, and the Rutgers Chamber Orchestra among others. A champion of new music, Morales served as Music Director and Conductor of the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble from 2003 to 2009.
He has collaborated with such composers as John Adams, George Crumb, Richard Danielpour, Derek Bermel, Gary Schocker, Katherine Hoover, and Mike Mower. Former posts include Head of Music of Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Assistant Director of Orchestral Studies at Carnegie Mellon University and Assistant Conductor of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. In addition to his commitments as a conductor, Morales is an active concert pianist. He has toured throughout the United States, Central and South America. In great demand as a collaborative artist, Morales has worked with such artists as Sarah Chang, Midori, Lior Eitan, Wissam Boustany, Gary Schocker, Walfrid Kujala, Alberto Almarza, Alexander Kerr, Michelle De Young, and Cuarteto Latinoamericano among others.