Reese Norris Staff Photo
Subjects Taught


Senatobia High School

Northwest Community College

Delta State University, Bachelor of Music Education

Florida State University, Master of Music Education


16th year as director of choirs at Hernando Middle School


A Mississippi native, J. Reese Norris is director
of choirs at Hernando Middle School.  Under his
direction, the Hernando Singers have
performed in Carnegie Hall, at the Mississippi
ACDA State Convention, the Southern Division
ADCA Convention, the ACDA National
Conference for JH/MS, and are four time Grand
Champions of the Ole Miss Choral Festival.  As
co-founder and co-director of the Northwest
Mississippi Youth Chorale and CoroRio, Reese
has conducted several concert tours of
Western Europe.  Reese received degrees from
Delta State University and Florida State
University, and in 2005, he was named Delta
State Music Alumnus of the Year.

Reese has served as President of the JH
Division of Mississippi MENC (NAfME), R & S
Chair of Mississippi ACDA, Southern Division
ACDA JH Honor Choir chair, and presently
serves as Southern Division ACDA JH/MS R & S
Chair and is Mississippi’s ACDA President
Elect.  He has been honored to serve as a
guest clinician and adjudicator.  His
compositions have been performed in concerts,
festivals, competitions, and regional ACDA