Dr. Mark Walters

Dr. Mark Walters
Professor of Music


  • Director of Bands
  • Clarinet/Saxophone Instruction
  • Music Education
  • Blues Jazz and Rock


  • D.M.A., Arizona State University, 1997
  • M.M., University of Central Arkansas, 1991
  • B.M.E., Henderson State University, 1980


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About Dr. Mark Walters

Dr. Walters is a Professor in the Department of Music at Fort Lewis College. He joined the College in 1997. Walters is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Southwest Civic Winds, in addition he performs regularly as part of the Faculty Chamber Music Series and as a clarinetist with the San Juan Symphony. 

A native of Arkansas, Dr. Walters earned BME and MM degrees from Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas. As a high school instrumental music director, Dr. Walters received the Stanbury Award for outstanding young directors, and he was frequently in demand as an adjudicator and clinician throughout Arkansas and Texas. Dr. Walters received his DMA from Arizona State University in 1997.

Dr. Walters currently serves President of the Colorado Music Educators Association and is a Board Member for the San Juan Symphony. In addition, he continues to serve as a guest clinician and adjudicator for Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona all-region clinics, summer camps, and festival contests.


In the media

Professor of Music and president-elect of the Colorado Music Educators Association, Mark Walters convened with more than 100 national music education leaders to meet with Congressional lawmakers in Washington D.C. at "Hill Day" to advocate for music in the classroom.  [6/25/19]



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