Sutton received his early training at Ball State University, completing
a vocal performance degree in 1986. He holds the Master of Church Music
degree from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville Tennessee, and has
studied conducting at the University of North Texas.
In June 1999, Mr. Sutton presented the world premiere of "Four
Holy Sonnets of John Donne" by eminent New York composer Ronald
Roseman with the National Symphony Orchestra of El Salvador in San Salvador.
As a soloist, Kevin Sutton has appeared frequently with the Denton Bach
Society, The Arlington Choral Society, New Trinity Baroque and the Orchestra
of New Spain. In 1997, he was chosen to be an Artist Fellow of the Bach
Aria Group for their Bach Aria Festival and Institute in Stony Brook,
Long Island, New York. He is also soloist, section leader and vocal
coach at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, one of the
largest Anglican churches in the United States.
Avidly interested in New Music, Mr. Sutton works actively with a number
of composers and has had several works written especially for him and
his choirs. A capable pianist, he served as assistant musical director
and staff accompanist for the Ball State University Summer Theatre Festival
from 1983 to 1986.
In 1993 he founded The Helios Ensemble, then a five-voice chamber group.
In 1999 he reformed the ensemble into a twenty-four voice professional
chamber choir. As a conductor, Mr. Sutton beings many years of experience
as a church musician and guest conductor to the podium. He has held
a number of church positions over the last twenty years in Indiana,
Tennessee and Texas. His work as both a conductor and chorister has
taken him throughout the United States and Europe.
Although a great deal of his time is spent in musical pursuits, Kevin
Sutton is as enthusiastic collector of antique phonographs and classical
recordings.He is a regular contributor of compact disc reviews to several
publications and web sites, and is also on the staff of Brook Mays Print
Music in Dallas. A thoroughly average tournament dart player and the
bane of all greenskeepers, he is famous for his inaccurate aim and delivery
both with darts and golf clubs.