Originally from Duncan, Oklahoma, Dr. Marc Lynn Sutton has been a teacher and performer in the Austin area since 2019. Dr. Sutton’s education includes a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance from Texas Tech University where he received the TTU Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award as well as the Joshua D. Britt Memorial Graduate Fellowship, a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was awarded the Bernard Adelstein Prize in Trumpet, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance, with distinction, from the University of Oklahoma.
As a soloist, Dr. Sutton was named a finalist at the 2016 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition and was invited to study and perform at The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale in 2017. From high school through his doctoral degree, he competed in the National Trumpet Competition solo and ensemble divisions numerous times, being named a finalist in 2011.
Some of his work as a freelance musician include performing with the CityMusic Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Festival Band, Ohio Philharmonic, Five-One Experimental Orchestra, Classical Revolution Cleveland, and Moonlight Musicals. Commercial performances include appearances with notable Beatles tribute bands, “1964: The Tribute” and “Revolution Pie,” as well as numerous musical theatre productions and credits in several independent recording projects on both trumpet and drumset.
His primary teachers include, Dr. Andrew Stetson, Michael Sachs, Dr. Karl Sievers, and John Moots.