Baritone Sean Stanton began his musical studies as a flutist at the age of 10 with a strong intention to become a professional flute player. For five years Sean studied in the private studio of Beth Bryngelson where he developed his talents. During this time he performed in several wind sections of various orchestras including the Protégé Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and South Suburban Youth Symphony. Sean has studied with Lyon Leifer, Courtney Morton, and most recently Ellen Huntington at North Park University. Currently Sean is studying voice with Dr. Annie Picard and strives to create unity in his approach to flute and voice. He is a vocal performance major at North Park University, where he has also performed with the University Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Woodwind Quartet, University Choir, and Opera Workshop. Sean sang the role of Lockit in NPU’s production of The Beggar’s Opera. Outside of North Park, Sean is in his third season playing with the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra and is the baritone section leader at First Presbyterian Church in Evanston. Recently Sean took first place at the Northern NATS Competition and in North Park’s Performance Awards. Sean continues to dedicate his talents to a holistic approach to singing, flute, and musicianship.