Gregg Norris earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY) in 1984, and his master’s degree in Social Sciences from Binghamton University in 1991. In 2022, He retired from his position as the senior high band director in the Sidney Central School District, a position he had held since 1985. While there, he directed the junior and senior high concert bands, jazz ensemble and marching band. He was also chapter advisor to the Sidney High School Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chapter 2934, which he helped to organize.
Mr. Norris has been a guest conductor for music festivals in Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Greene and Schoharie Counties in New York, as well as Berks County PA. He was also a guest conductor at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival in Oneonta, New York for several years. Mr. Norris is a past NYSSMA All-State Instrumental Jazz Chair and is also a certified adjudicator for both jazz and brass. He was also an active member of the Association of Chenango Area Music Teachers (ACAMT), having served as both President and Vice-President.
Eager to give back to his “roots,” Mr. Norris has served Hartwick College in various capacities as an adjunct professor since 1993, where he originally taught brass methods to music education majors. He also worked with student teachers in the music education program at Hartwick College, from 1987 until his retirement in 2022. He most recently became conductor of the Jazz Ensemble in the fall of 2014.