Nancy Norman gained a love for music from an early age. Beginning at age 7, she studied piano with Helen M Nash in Buffalo, NY. Her musical interests expanded through choral singing in church and school. An early adopter of personal computers, Nancy used the Apple II computer to experiment with arranging and composing. Her interest in handbell composing grew under the watchful eye of Arnold Sherman at Concordia University Wisconsin’s summer handbell program. Nancy also studied composing and arranging at Loyola University Chicago.