Savannah Norton

Savannah Norton is a New York-based musician and currently pursuing a masters in Orchestral Conducting from Binghamton University. While working alongside her teacher, Dr. Paul McShee, she serves as the assistant conductor of the Binghamton University Symphony and cover conductor for Symphoria Youth Orchestra, based in Syracuse, New York. Savannah is an alumna of the Monteux School and during the 2021 season, studied conducting under the direction of Michael Jinbo and guest conductor, Ludovic Morlot. In 2019, she completed her degree in Music History & Literature from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.  During the 2018-19 year, Savannah served as the Conducting Intern & Executive Assistant for the Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as the student honors conductor of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra and Wheaton College Concert Choir. Over the past few years, Savannah has studied conducting closely under the direction of Dr. Daniel Sommerville and Dr. John William Trotter.  Her closest mentor, Dr. Jonathan Saylor has been an influential part of her development as a bassoonist and music historian. During her free time, Savannah enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her golden retriever named Brahms and african grey parrot named Abbado.