Ann B. Stutes

Chair, ACCPAS Commission on Accreditation
Term ends June 2025

Ann B. Stutes is Professor of Music and Dean of the School of Creative Arts at Wayland Baptist University.  A past president of the Texas Association of Music Schools, she currently participates in the organization as well as the Texas Music Educators Association. She has also served on the administrative board of the Texas Society for Music Theory.

Her research interests include undergraduate music theory pedagogy and developing critical thinking initiatives both in music degree programs and in curricula across the institution. Previously she served as a summer theory faculty member at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and on the faculty at Texas Tech University. She is a violist, an active church musician, and a member of the local symphony board of directors. Recently she received the Silver Star award for community arts leadership.

Dean Stutes previously served two terms as elected member of the NASM Commission on Accreditation.

Dean Stutes holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Music Theory from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music in Music Theory/Composition from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory from Southwestern University.

Posted January 2023