Choral Ensembles

NorrisCharles Norris, Professor and Coordinator of Music Education, holds masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His undergraduate work was completed at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. A thirteen-year veteran of K-12 music teaching, he brings practical experience into a variety of elementary and secondary methods courses at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Norris also teaches aural perception and sight singing, conducts GVSU Varsity Men and directs graduate research. His academic interests include aural perception, music education assessment and the vocal development of children and adolescents. Dr. Norris’ research and scholarly articles are published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal and the Michigan Music Educator. Dr. Norris has not only presented clinics and sessions at numerous state, regional and national conferences but also appeared with GVSU Varsity Men at regional and national conferences of MENC and Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses. He currently holds memberships in MENC: The National Association of Music Education, Michigan Music Educators and the Michigan School Vocal Music Association.  Dr. Norris is the immediate Past-President of the Michigan Music Educators Association and currently serves on the editorial board of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and the executive board of the Michigan Music Conference.  In addition to the aforementioned professional activities, Dr. Norris enjoys working with area high school singers and serving as the music director at First Presbyterian Church of Holland, Michigan.

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