Lorna Jane Norris Named Executive Director of Turtle Bay Music School

The Turtle Bay Music School (TBMS) board of trustees has announced Lorna Jane Norris as the next executive director. Lorna Jane most recently served as vice president of education at South Shore Conservatory (Duxbury, MA), a position she had held since 2006. She will begin her appointment at TBMS in mid-march.

TBMS president Jeffrey Schlosser said, “Lorna Jane is a demonstrated leader who cares deeply about community and the arts. She brings a wealth of experience, dynamism and passion to Turtle Bay that will propel us forward at this exciting moment in the school’s history. Our faculty and staff, parents and students, and many community partners will find an engaging collaborator in Lorna Jane. The board and I are all very excited to work with her.”

Alongside Lorna Jane’s 12-year tenure at South Shore, she was also a participant in the inaugural Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI) in 2010. In 2016, she returned to CAELI to serve as practitioner faculty.

“I am so honored and excited to be part of the TBMS family,” Norris said. “It is clear that the community is deeply committed to ensuring that the transformative power of music is accessible to everyone; we need it now more than ever.”

About Turtle Bay Music School

Turtle Bay Music School is a nonprofit community music school in east midtown Manhattan that serves over 5,000 New Yorkers each year through lessons, classes, and community programs. Founded in 1925, TBMS strives to share the transformative power of music with all those who seek it.

Published: January 16, 2018