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
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.