Michael Sutton has been a proud member of the Minnesota Orchestra for 16 years. Getting a job in this orchestra felt like coming home, because it WAS home. Sutton grew up in Minneapolis, studying at MacPhail Center for Music. He left for Manhattan School of Music and earned two pieces of paper from them.
Next, Michael went to Miami Beach to join the New World Symphony. After living abroad for two summers each in Japan and Europe playing in music festivals–and getting New York and paradise out of his system, it was great to come full circle…back to the Twin Cities.
Sutton has been active with causes he believes in; he served on the board of directors of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and the Hamm Clinic for Mental Health in St. Paul. Michael is married to the ever-vivacious Beatrice Blanc, a Suzuki teacher at the MacPhail Center for Music.