Norman Weinberg performs regularly with both the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and with the Arizona Opera Orchestra. In the past, he has served as the Principal Timpanist/Principal Percussionist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and as Principal Timpanist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the Leonard Bernstein Festival Orchestra.
These, and additional musical experiences, have given him the opportunity to perform under the batons of David Amram, Enrique Batiz, Luciano Berio, Leonard Bernstein, Gary Bertini, Ogan D'Narc, Cornelius Eberhardt, Lukas Foss, Alberto Ginastera, Christopher Keene, Cal Stewart Kellogg, Igor Markevitch, Neville Marriner, Yehudi Menuhin, John Nelson, Daniel Oren, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jose Serebrier, Robert Shaw, George Singer, Leonard Slatkin, Walter Susskind, and many others.
Chamber and Solo Performances
Norman Weinberg has performed a faculty recital each year while at the University of Arizona. He enjoys performing chamber music with his colleages at the University and with members of the TSO and AZOP.
Norm has presented seminars at many regional, national, and international conventions including the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, The Texas Association of Music Schools Convention, the Tennessee Wind Ensemble Conference, the Ontario “Celebration of the Drum”, the Day of Percussion Festivals in Arizona, California, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah, the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Convention, the Rhythm Sticks Festival in London, the “Toronto 2000: Musical Intersections” conference, and four Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.
Awards and Endorsements
Norman Weinberg was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate from Indiana University, where he received both the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance with Honors and the Doctor of Music Arts degree. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Zildjian Educational Clinician, and is endorsed by Vic Firth, and Remo.
In 1992, Norman was the featured soloist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, performing the United States Premiere of Berthold Hummel’s Konzert für Schlagzeug und Orchester, op.70.
Norm created and helped to establish the World Percussion Network which later became “pas.org”. At PASIC ’94, Norm was honored to be given the Outstanding Service Award from the Percussive Arts Society in recognition of his work with the WPN.
In 2000, Norman Weinberg was invited to present the Keynote Address at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention's New Music/Research Day. The address was titled Turn On-Plug In-Groove Out.