Christopher Norton is acclaimed as a composer, known for his appealing, educationally-sound pieces in popular styles. His brand-new Series, American Popular Piano, with Scott McBride Smith, develops musicianship and fundamental piano skills right from the early formative years, bringing his inimitable writing to 21st century students. He is perhaps best known for his Series, Microjazz, first published in 1983.
Chris has presented in literally dozens of countries around the world, with recent touring taking him from Indonesia to Ireland, Singapore to Serbia, Italy to Interlochen, and Ontario to Oslo. In 1980, he embarked on a free-lance career and within a short time was published, first by Universal Edition, then by Boosey & Hawkes, with whom he has had a long and fruitful association.
Christopher also works as a record producer for a variety of labels, most recently for EMI and Virgin in North America. He also works extensively as a writer of music for television and has made many production music albums. Christopher is also a publisher in his own right, most recently as a founding partner in Novus Via Music Group, the publisher of American Popular Piano.