Dr. Christopher Norton is Professor of Music and Director of Percussion at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining the Belmont faculty in 2001, he taught at Western Kentucky University for fourteen years. His degrees are from the Eastman School of Music and Louisiana State University. Norton frequently performs as a percussionist with Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Sympatico Percussion Quintet, Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, and in a horn-percussion duo with his wife Leslie. Former affiliations include concertizing and recording as marimbist with the Bob Becker Ensemble, timpanist with Nashville Chamber Orchestra, multi-percussionist with Alias Chamber Ensemble, xylophone soloist with the Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band, vibist with Belmont Faculty Jazz Quartet, and orchestral percussionist with ensembles such as Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. Norton’s solo marimba CD is entitled Christopher Norton: Creston Concertino, and his horn-percussion duo CD is entitled This Road We’re On. His compositions are published by Innovative Percussion, Alabaster Music, and Pioneer Percussion.