Sherrie Norwitz joined the Towson University faculty in 1989. She has earned degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she held a graduate assistantship. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland College Park where she was awarded a graduate fellowship in chamber music studies with the Guarneri String Quartet. Her viola studies have been with Karen Tuttle, John Graham, Miles Hoffman, and Michael Tree.
Norwitz’ chamber music and orchestral festival studies include the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Taos School of Music, the Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar, the Scotia Festival of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival where she received several fellowships and performed as Assistant Principal Violist in the Aspen Festival Chamber Symphony. She has also toured Scandinavia and performed at the Newport Festival as a member of the New American Chamber Orchestra.
Norwitz performed as a member of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra for 22 years and served as principal violist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for nine. She has been a freelance artist in the Baltimore/Washington area, appeared as concerto soloist and in recital throughout Maryland and performed with faculty chamber ensembles at Towson University. Norwitz also serves part-time as an Instrumental String Music Specialist and Arts Integration Coach with the Baltimore City Public Schools.