Dr. Brian Norcross is director of instrumental music at Franklin and Marshall College where he directs the F & M Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Music Society. In addition he teaches conducting and French Horn. Since 1986 he has directed over 30 world premiere performances with F & M performing ensembles. He is the founding director of the F & M Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society. Dr. Norcross also initiated the F & M Commissioning Cooperative, a program designed to provide high school ensembles with quality twentieth century repertory. He also initiated the F & M High School Invitational Festival to give high school students a non-competitive festival designed to enhance their musical experiences as well as highlighting F & M performing ensembles. Dr. Norcross is an active guest conductor and clinician in the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey areas. He is also the director of music at the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a member of the Lancaster Symphony.
Dr. Norcross received his Doctor of Music Arts degree, with distinction, From The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; with academic and performance honors he received his Master of Music degree from The New England Conservatory of Music; and is Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Dr. Norcross resides in the Lancaster area with his wife Kim, daughters Molly and Megan, and son Greyson. Both he and Kim are active volunteers for the Willow Street Elementary School in Pennsylvania