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 living in Appleton, Ms. Bond Sutter has been involved in various musical endeavors in the Fox Valley and the Door Peninsula. She continues to be a member of the Fox Valley Symphony since 1991, serving as Concertmaster for eighteen seasons. She also participates in several outreach programs for the Symphony, including Artistic Adventures and coaching for the Youth Orchestras. Formerly she was Principal 2nd Violin of the Green Bay Symphony, Director of "Chamber Music at the Clearing" for seven summers, and a member for 33 summers of Door County's Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra.