Village Harmony

Lonnie Norwood

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, LONNIE NORWOOD, JR, grew up with an unquenchable passion for music and community service. A conductor with Chicago Childrens’ Choir, Lonnie is active as a choral clinician, helping educators and ensembles understand the historical significance, vocal technique, and the social justice aspects of gospel music and African American spirituals. Recent work has included workshops with ensembles at the University of Chicago, teaching & singing with Village Harmony in South Africa, musical exchanges with members of the Bahamas National Youth Choir and Bahamian musicians, BFli Young Artists Camp at ETA Theater Chicago, and with SongRoots (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) teaching gospel and spirituals. He has also begun authoring articles along these lines of interests.