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Mr. James Sutterfield

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Department(s) Art
Title(s) Director of Music, Cross Country, Track
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Degree(s) B.M., Furman University
M.M., Yale University
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Knox has conducted ensembles across the East Coast and in Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic. A passionate educator, his work with students from primary school to university reflects his commitment not only to performing established repertoire but also to exploring and promoting lesser known works and new music. Outside of Trinity-Pawling, Knox remains an active singer and conductor. He is the Music Director of the Kent Singers, a community chorus in nearby Kent, CT, as well as co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Inspire, a New York based chamber choir dedicated to raising awareness of and action on diverse social issues. His previous posts include Director of the Marquand Chapel Choir at Yale Divinity School and Assistant Conductor of the Yale Camerata. While living in Greenville, SC, Knox was assistant director of the choirs at First Baptist Church Greenville and subsequently at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also a founding member and Assistant Conductor of the chamber choir Concordiae. A finalist in the 2011 ACDA National Student Conducting Competition, Knox was Assistant Conductor of the Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales as well as Student Conductor of the Furman Singers. During a semester at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, Knox sang with and guest-conducted Insieme Vocale Vox Cordis. 

In addition to his musical training and experience, Knox is a committed athlete. A former NCAA Division I varsity athlete, Knox competed on Furman University’s Cross Country and Track teams. He also represented Furman as a cyclist, qualifying for the NCCA National Championships in 2011. Knox lives in Arches 6.