WALTER T.J. CLISSEN
Walter has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the audio world. Born in Belgium and working in venues and studios all over Europe, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he established a very successful professional career as engineer and producer. Walter’s international professional endeavors as Producer, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Designer and in Audio Post Production includes recent new Classical, Latin and Christmas albums by international recording artist Jose Feliciano, surround audio mixes on the Blu-ray release ‘Live in Tel Aviv, Israel’ and the Classical album ‘Mozart Castrato Arias’, post production work on independent movie releases and sound designs that have been heard internationally in Theatre and Opera houses, including Stephen Schwartz’s new musical “My Fairy Tale”.
He received his BFA from the Higher Institute of Theatre and Culture Spreading in Brussels, Europe and MFA equivalency in CA, USA. His academic career includes teaching several audio courses, workshops and lectures at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME, at UCLA, CSU Fresno, PCPA in Santa Maria, CA; University of Kent, UK; Amsterdam School of the Arts, in Europe as well as positions as assistant professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ; the University of South Carolina, SC and associate professor audio engineering, live sound technology and audio post production at NESCom, Husson University, ME.
At Musician’s Institute Walter teaches courses in the Live Music Event Production and Audio Engineering Degree Programs.
Actively interweaving my professional and academic careers is a key component of my passion to stay accurate in the field of audio and the recording arts. I believe that a collaborative learning environment with hands-on teaching components provides exciting opportunities in teaching, exploring current trends in all forms of audio technology, innovation and leadership.