Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy Nominated Producer, Arranger Composer Recording Mixing & Mastering Engineer.
Auteria “Wally” Winzer Jr. is a native Northern Californian, born in San Francisco, CA and raised in East Oakland, CA. His first instrument was the piano at the age of three, later adding the violin, clarinet and trumpet, maintaining his classical piano studies.
Auteria’s percussion, knowledge started at the age of ten, mastering most of the instruments in the percussion
family (vibes, marimba, tympani, etc…) He progressed to the drum set, which has been the main instrument
throughout his entire professional music career.
He has worked in the Music Industry and Computer Industry since the age of sixteen.
California State University East Bay/Hayward, Hayward California Master of Arts: Music Education/Performance Masters of Science: Computer Science
TRAINING: Classical Training - Private Lessons - Piano 1st Instrument – 3 Years Old Classical Training - Mills College – Oakland CA – Piano – Years: From Ages 5 to 16 David Garibaldi – Drum Instructor – Original Drummer - Tower Of Power Chuck Brown – Drum Instructor – Creator/Founder of the Relief Tension Technique
NOTE: David Garibaldi Former Pupil of Instructor Chuck Brown CLASSICAL: Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra – Oakland, CA (From Ages 13 to 16 – 1970 to 1973) 2nd Chair Tympanist, 1st Chair Percussionist Conductor: Dr. Denis de Coteau Oakland Symphony Orchestra – Oakland, CA (From Ages 16 to 17 – 1973 to 1974) 1st Chair Tympanist, 1st Chair Percussionist Conductor: Calvin Simmons
NOTE: Mr. Calvin Simmons was the 1st African American/Black to conduct a major symphony orchestra
Herbert von Karajan Music Festival – Berlin, DE (Germany) [CLASSICAL MUSIC] Bronze Medalist (Youngest Age To Win The Bronze Medal – 13 Years Old - 1970) Herbert von Karajan Music Festival – Berlin, DE (Germany) [CLASSICAL MUSIC] Gold Medalist (Youngest Age To Win The Gold Medal – 16 Years Old - 1973)
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