Norm Freeman, Bachelor and Master of Music The Juilliard School, Master of Divinity, General Theological Seminary, NYC.
Currently the Timpanist of The New York Pops, associate Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, co-founder of the duo N2K, a member of Barbra Streisand’s touring band, performing throughout southern California with my jazz quartet, rector of St. George's Episcopal Church and Academy in Laguna Hills, CA.
Norm performs on the Grammy Award-winning New York Philharmonic recording of Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in d minor, Leonard Bernstein conducting. Norm plays on Barbra Streisand – Live in Concert 2009 which won an Emmy for music director, Bill Ross. Norm was an orchestra member for the Tony Award-winning production, On Your Toes.
Norm was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1997. His "A prayerful journey through music" is published in Seabury Press' book entitled, In Times Like These. In 1999 Norm’s Jazz Vespers Series in Greenwich, CT inspired a full-page story in the Sunday edition of the New York Times entitled, Where Music and the Ministry Merge.
On October 22, 2004 Norm performed the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Melinda Wagner’s 57 / 7 Dash at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops. Maestro Henderson commissioned the work, featuring Norm and the orchestra’s percussion section.
photo by Michael Kwiecinski