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Lorna Jane Norris

Teaching Artist Statement
Teaching voice is about exploring a whole person: body, brain and heart. As a consequence, the voice teacher/student relationship is one that requires trust, honesty, patience and compassion. I feel extremely fortunate to be in a position to have such an impact on a young person. I have to say that there is nothing like that moment when the tiniest adjustment of the tongue or jaw can make an immediate and significant change in a singer’s sound. It’s pretty amazing for them and for me.

Teaching Bio
British born soprano, Lorna Jane Norris has been singing and teaching throughout the New England Region for 15 years. After completing her Masters in English Literature and one year’s study in Music Therapy, she reconnected with her love of singing and began a graduate program in voice at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge MA. She specializes in voice building and diction and as a yoga practitioner and teacher she also loves to unite the worlds of posture, relaxation and singing. Lorna Jane has been at SSC since 2006, served four years as voice department chair, four years as Director of Private Instruction, and was named Vice President of Education in 2014.

Performance Bio
British born soprano, Lorna Jane Norris has been singing throughout the New England Region for 15 years. After completing her Masters in English Literature and one year’s study in Music Therapy, she reconnected with her love of singing and began a graduate program in voice at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge MA. Since graduating Lorna Jane has been a soloist with numerous regional groups such as Cape Cod Opera, Chatham Chorale and the Renaissance ensemble ‘Philidor’. She particularly loves the Art Song Repertory, both traditional and contemporary. Lorna Jane performed the role of Eliza Doolittle in the Star Players of Bristol County 2008 summer production of My Fair Lady. She was a New England Regional finalist in the 2008 National Singing Artist Awards Competition NATSAA. She has been with South Shore Conservatory since 2006.  In 2010 she took on the role of the Conservatory's Director of Private Instruction. In 2014 she was named Vice President of Education.