Norman Scribner was not yet 30 when he founded the Choral
Arts Society of Washington in 1965. Since that time, the
organization has grown from a community choir to a world-renowned
chorus with a staff of 12 and an annual budget in excess of $2
million. It has worked with some of the most respected conductors
and orchestras in the world.
Scribner, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, has held a
number of music-related posts, including director of music at St.
Alban’s Episcopal Church for 47 years, chorus master of the
Washington Opera and staff keyboardist for the National Symphony