Euphonium and Tuba
2900 TA-1 / 3400 FA-5
Michigan State University, SUNY Potsdam, SCCC
Philip Sinder, Charles Guy, Michael Meidenbauer, Ava Ordman, Mark Hartman, Michael Wilkinson
Will Sutton is an avid teacher and performer of euphonium, tuba, and trombone. He has held teaching positions at the State University of New York at Potsdam, Olivet College, Saginaw Valley State University, The Flint Institute of Music, and The Michigan State University Community Music School. As a performer, Dr. Sutton's experience spans a wide range of musical styles and genres. He has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Capital City Brass Band, Mountain Town Brass Band, Mid-Michigan Brass Band, Capital Region Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of Northern New York, Northern Symphonic Winds, and Joey Thomas Big Band. Dr. Sutton has performed as a soloist with groups such as the Crane School of Music symphonic band, Olivet College Wind Ensemble, Saginaw Valley State University Wind Ensemble, and Mid-Michigan Brass Band to name a few. He has also been invited to perform at conferences such as the Midwest/Northeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conferences and International Tuba and Euphonium Conference. Dr. Sutton is a founding member of the Saginaw Valley State University Brass Quintet.
As a competitor, Dr. Sutton received first prize in the Artist Solo Euphonium Competition at the Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference. With his tuba and euphonium quartet, Dr. Sutton competed as a semifinalist at the 2016 International Tuba and Euphonium Competition. Dr. Sutton was also a four-time semifinalist in the Artist Euphonium Division of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition and has been a semifinalist multiple times for euphonium vacancies in premiere military bands.
In addition to his experience in large ensemble and solo settings, Dr. Sutton enjoys performing diverse chamber repertoire. He seeks out opportunities to present chamber recitals that utilize alternative venues and incorporate multimedia, recently completing a set of transcriptions arranged to be performed in coordination with text and artwork. Dr. Sutton holds Degrees from Michigan State University, The State University of New York at Potsdam, and Schenectady County Community College. His solo playing can be heard under the Kendor Music, Inc. label. His teachers include Phillip Sinder, Ava Ordman, Charles Guy, Mark Hartman, Michael Wilkinson, and Michael Meidenbauer.