A teacher since 2001, Amy Cortright has directed the NHS Chorus since coming to Norwell in 2006, where she also works full-time in the mathematics department teaching calculus and algebra.  She previously directed the Duxbury High School Madrigal Singers and studied at McGill University with Montreal Symphony Chorus director Iwan Edwards.

  • Director of Vocal Music
  • (781) 659-8808 x4220
  • amy.cortright@norwellschools.org

John O’Briant joined the NHS faculty in 2006, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, directs the Jazz Ensembles and teaches music theory and music history.  Born and raised in Connecticut, he earned a B.A. in Music Education from Connecticut College, where he conducted the College Orchestra and Concert Band and studied conducting with New York Philharmonic staff conductor Michael Adelson.  He also earned an M.A. in instrumental conducting from Radford University, where he conducted the University Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and chamber ensembles and studied with composer/conductor Mark Camphouse.  He is an active member of the Southeastern District of the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association and SEMSBA, and since 2013 has served as the K-12 Curriculum Coordinator for the Arts and Wellness Department of the Norwell Public Schools.

  • K-12 Arts/Wellness Curriculum Coordinator, Director of Instrumental Music
  • (781)659-8808 x4050
  • john.obriant@norwellschools.org