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Kevin_Sutton_photoKevin 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.


 

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