Music Director

Knox Sutterfield, Music Director


James Knox Sutterfield 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.  A finalist in the 2011 ACDA National Student Conducting Competition, Knox was the Assistant Conductor of Furman University’s 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. While living in Greenville, SC, he 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. Knox’s most recent posts include serving as Director of the Marquand Chapel Choir at Yale Divinity School and as Assistant Conductor of the Yale Camerata.  He is currently the Director of Music at Trinity-Pawling School, where he conducts the choral ensembles, teaches AP Music Theory, and oversees the Music department.  Knox holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from Furman University.
In addition to his musical training and experience, Knox is a committed athlete.  A former NCAA Division I varsity runner, Knox competed on Furman University’s Cross Country and Track teams.  He also represented Furman as a cyclist, qualifying for the Collegiate National Championships in 2011.  He coaches Cross Country and Track & Field at Trinity-Pawling and continues to train on his own.