Janet Bond Sutter - Academy String Orchestra
Janet Bond Sutter, violin instructor and conductor of the Academy String Orchestra, is a native of Indiana and holds degrees from Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Memphis. Before moving to Appleton in 1990, she held professional positions as a member of the Symphonic Orchestra of West Berlin, Germany; the East Switzerland Chamber Orchestra; the Memphis Symphony and Opera Orchestras and the Fort Worth Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. She has toured with these orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Mexico and China. While in Texas for 11 years, she helped establish an ongoing chamber music society called "The Spectrum," based in Fort Worth.
Since moving to Appleton, Ms. Bond Sutter has been involved in various musical endeavors in the Fox Valley and the Door Peninsula. In addition to teaching violin at the Academy of Music, she is Principal Second Violin of the Green Bay Symphony, as well as continuing to be a member of the Peninsula Music Festival every August since 1981. She was Concertmaster for the Fox Valley Symphony for 18 years and she participated in several educational outreach programs for all of these organizations. Additionally, her teaching activities have included being Director of the "Chamber Music Week at The Clearing" for seven summers.