Ryan Stutzman has been a sound designer, recording engineer, music educator, and commercial trumpet/electronics performer for over a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master of Science degree in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. In addition to his public positions Ryan is a member of the Emmy Award winning Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. His past positions include: Associate Professor of Music Theory at IUPUI, Visual Caption Head of the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, and a member of the Blue Knights and Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Currently, Ryan is pursuing a career in electrical and mechanical engineering in San Francisco, California while providing consulting for sound design and film scoring as well as recording new music for pleasure and listening to the sounds of space on his NASA Radio Jove Telescope.
His recognitions include: the Emmy for Best Arts Feature (2017), the John Philip Sousa Band Award, a full-tuition scholarship to IUPUI, numerous 5A and 2A Colorado State Band Championships. He is a five-time Drum Corps International World Class Finalist as a performer. He is a two-time Drum Corps International Open Class Finalist and World Class Semi-Finalist as an educator. Ryan has been recognized by the Commissioner of Education for his Dedication to Creative Education by the Colorado Department of Education. In 2015 he published his thesis: The Sonification of Digital Image Pixel Data.