Tyrone Sutton

Tyrone Sutton has taught at the Boston Arts Academy since 2008. He has worked as the chair of the Humanities department and currently serves as the co-chair of the music department and the coordinator for vocal music. At the Boston Arts Academy, Tyrone has taught freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in various courses including writing seminar, humanities, chorus, vocal technique, vocal jazz, music theory, musical theater, and music history. He is also the founder of the award winning Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble, which has performed at several major venues across Massachusetts and with leading artists including Grammy-awarding winning jazz saxophonist, Don Byron. The ensemble has won gold medals at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association’s annual concert festival and was the 2015 winners of the WGBH, Sing That Thing choir competition. Tyrone is a Rockefeller Brothers Fund fellow. He attended Texas State University-San Marcos where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music education and is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education where he received his master’s degree in education, concentrating in arts education. Prior to his work at the Boston Arts Academy, he worked in arts education policy and advocacy with the Arts Education Partnership in Washington, D.C. and as an assistant for the coordinator for visual and performing arts in Cambridge Public Schools in Cambridge, MA. In addition to his work at the Boston Arts Academy, he currently serves as the principal organist at the Historic Charles Street A.M.E. church in Boston, Massachusetts.