Kevin Norton currently teaches Music History, Intro to Music and Saxophone Performance at Defiance College. He is a DMA candidate in saxophone at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (where he studies with Dr. James Bunte) and is also a private instructor at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. A native of Williamsburg, Kentucky, he previously studied at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky under Dr. Nathan Nabb and Prof. Eugene Norden. At Morehead, Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Music in saxophone performance.
He has participated in several honors ensembles, including the Kentucky Intercollegiate Band and the CBDNA Southern Division Honors Band. He has also performed (both solo and with quartets) at several previous NASA events including regional conferences at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (2007) and Northeastern Illinois University (2011), the 2008 national conference at the University of South Carolina, the 2010 national conference at the University of Georgia, and the 2012 national conference at Arizona State University.
In addition, he (as a member of the CCM Graduate Saxophone Quartet) helped premiere composer Matthew Browne’s work “Two Pieces” at the 2011 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University. He also serves as the current soprano player of The 3-2-5 Quartet at CCM, who premiered Amber Autumn by CCM composer Carrie Magin at the 2012 NASA conference in Arizona.
Several recordings and live performances can be found on his YouTube channel.
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