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Tyrone Sutton

Artistic Dean

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Tyrone Sutton is the Arts Dean at Boston Arts Academy where he has worked since 2008 in various teaching and leadership roles. He has worked as the chair of the Humanities department, 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. 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 and is a board member for the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester and the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy in Roxbury. He has also served as a teaching fellow with the Boston Children’s Chorus and vocal ensemble director for Berklee City Music, Boston. 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. Tyrone is a Rockefeller Brothers Fund fellow. He attended Texas State University-San Marcos where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music education; is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education where he received his master’s degree in education, concentrating in arts education; and received a graduate certificate from Boston University’s Creative Educational Leadership Institute.

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