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Staff Sergeant Jay Sutey

Staff Sergeant Jay Sutey is a bassoonist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Fairfax County, VA, his Air Force career began in 2017.

SSgt Sutey is a 2013 graduate of The University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate in Music Education. In 2016, he received a Master’s Degree in Bassoon Performance from DePaul University. His teachers include Kathleen Reynolds, Bill Buchman, and Miles Maner. SSgt Sutey has performed with orchestras such as The Santa Rosa Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Sacramento Choral Society, Opera Modesto, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

2013 Bachelor’s in music education, University of North Texas
2016 Master’s in music performance, DePaul University
2023 Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, CA

1. Air and Space Achievement Medal
2. Air Force Good Conduct Medal
3. National Defense Service Medal
4. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
5. Air and Space Longevity Service Award
6. USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
7. Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
8. Air and Space Training Ribbon

2020 – Musician of the Quarter, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
2021 – Musician of the Year, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

Staff Sergeant – December 2022
Senior Airman – December 2019
Airman First Class – August 2017

Current as of March 2023