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Tyrone Sutton

Interim Head of School

Assistant Head Master

Tyrone Sutton is the Interim Head of School at the Boston Arts Academy where he has worked since 2008 in various teaching and leadership roles. At BAA, he served as the Assistant Head of School, Dean of Arts, co-chair of the music department, coordinator of the vocal music program, and chair of the humanities department. Tyrone taught freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in various courses including writing seminar, humanities, chorus, vocal technique, vocal jazz, music theory, musical theater, music history and in BAA's award winning summer reading program. 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. Under his leadership, the ensemble won gold medals at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association's annual concert festival, was the 2015 winner of the WGBH, Sing That Thing choir competition, and was instrumental in awarding BAA with the GRAMMY Signature School award.

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 of the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy in Roxbury. He previously served as a board member for the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston. 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 interned in arts education policy and advocacy with the Arts Education Partnership, a division of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in Washington, D.C. and for the Coordinator for Visual and Performing Arts in Cambridge Public Schools in Cambridge, MA.

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 (CELI). Tyrone is a fellow of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Lynch Leadership Academy at the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

Tyrone is happily married to his husband, Rev. Dr. Brandon Thomas Crowley.

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