Joseph Stutzman holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Adrian College and a master's degree in Composition from Westminster Choir College. During his time in academia he received the Senior Award for Excellence in Music Education '15, and The Julianne and Bill Phillips Endowed Composition Award '16. Recent works include: A Solution of Love (2015) for brass quintet, oboe, and audience participation performed by New York Summer Music Festival faculty. The Sophist's Soliloquy (2015) for trumpet and piano, which won an award from the University of Toledo Young Composers Contest. And most recently, Not Alone (2017) for four singers, two pianists, and planted audience members.