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     Norris, Dr. Phil

    He is a trumpeter, orchestrator, arranger, composer, author and teacher born in Pennsylvania, who studied trumpet at the University of Minnesota, Grace College, Indiana, and Northwestern University, Illinois.  He has worked as a freelance musician with ensembles such as Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the Clarion Brass Quintet, the Salem Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and his arrangements have appeared on recordings that include Classic Hymns, The Best of Brass and Organ and Americana by Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass.  As a composer he has written many commissioned works for churches, educational and commercial facilities, pieces such as "Psalm 90" and Uncommon Ceremonial Works for Trumpet, and his Top 50 Orchestral Excerpts for Trumpet is now a popular part of the trumpeting repertoire and he has recently been working with the composer Ewan Ewazen on the orchestration of his Sonata for Trumpet.  His authorship has seen him publishing works for the ITG Journal and The Instrumentalist and in musical conferences he has been the presenter at the International Trumpet Guild Conference held in London and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.  In the world of musical education he has been on the faculties of schools and colleges in Kansas, Oregon, Indiana and Illinois and has been Professor of Music at the Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota since 1993.  In the 1980s he was twice listed as one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America".

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.despub.com/L&S44.htm#SEC6
    2. http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/2006journal/200603CDReviews.pdf
    3. http://www.whc.net/rjones/trumpage.html
    4. http://www.trumpetguild.org/news/news06/613norriseearr.htm
    5. http://nwc.nwc.edu/index.php?id=1542
    6. http://www.trumpetguild.org/2002conference/thurs/304.html
    7. http://www.ericewazen.com/newsite/music/concertotrumpet.html
    8. http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/9805recr.pdf
    9. http://www.trumpetguild.org/pdf/2005journal/200510RecReviews.pdf

     

     

     

     

     

     



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