Born and raised in the South Shore community of Chicago, Lonnie Norwood graduated from Luther High School South and went on to obtain his B.A. in music from Luther College in Iowa. Mr. Norwood went on to earn his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University.
Mr. Norwood has taught K-12 music in Leon County (Tallahassee, FL) and Chicago area schools, both public and private. He is a proud member of the American Choral Directors Association.
Mr. Norwood is currently the conductor of Chicago Children’s Choir’s Englewood Neighborhood Choir as well as various In-School choirs. Outside of his roles at CCC, he serves as the Director of Music for St. Philip Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago’s Woodlawn community and is active as a collaborative and solo vocalist and songwriter with various Chicago churches.