Walter Stutzman is a lecturer in the Music Department and First Year Experience Program. He earned BA degrees in mathematics (Pomona College) and music (Southern Connecticut State) and an MA in linguistics (Yale University). He was a recipient of the 2009 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award from the CSU system. He received the Adjunct Teaching Award from Southern in 2014.
Prior to joining the Southern faculty, Walter spent 30 years in software development and consulting for distributed systems.
A life-long pianist, Walter has served as cantorial and choir accompanist for Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, Connecticut for 31 years. He is also a member of Southern's Symphonic Band, where he plays in the percussion section.
Walter's research interest is the perception of harmonic patterns. Since 2012, he has participated in a CSU-funded research project which uses music to predict reading problems in young English-language learners. This project is a collaboration between the Special Education, Educational Leadership and Music Departments.