Project Director

A native of Mississippi, Tricia Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Delta State University and homework assignment a Master’s degree in music from Mississippi College before moving to Nashville in 1980 to pursue a music career. Ms. Walker is an accomplished songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist and producer and now serves as the Director of the Delta Music Institute.

Travis Calvin

Project Coordinator for “Healing with a Groove”

A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Travis Calvin earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Industry Studies from Delta State University in 2013. Calvin has served in the classroom as a music and music technology instructor through the Delta Blues Museum, Delta Arts Alliance, and the DMI Mobile Music Lab. He joined the DMI staff as the Project Coordinator for the Kellogg Foundation Young Men of Color grant titled, “Hip Hop to Rock: Healing with a Groove.”