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. He has been the senior high band director in the Sidney Central School District since 1985. Among his responsibilities are directing the senior high concert band, stage band, jazz combo and marching band, as well as teaching classes in music theory and music appreciation. He is chapter advisor to the Sidney High School Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Mr. Norris has been a guest conductor for music festivals in Chenango, Delaware and Fulton Counties in New Nork, as well as Berks County, PA. He was also a guest conductor at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival. Eager to give back to his “roots,” Mr. Norris also serves Hartwick College as an adjunct professor, where he teaches brass methods to future music education majors. He has also worked with student teachers in the music education program at Hartwick College since 1987.
Mr. Norris is a NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) adjudicator for both brass and jazz, and is currently serving as the NYSSMA Conference All-State Jazz Chair. He is also an active member of the Association of Chenango Area Music Teachers (ACAMT), having served as both President and Vice President.