Director of Percussion
M153 Creative Arts Center
Jerry Noble is currently the Director of Percussion at Wright State, a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, President of the Ohio Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, is founder/director of the Southwestern Ohio Percussion Camp, and is artist/faculty for the Affetti Music Festival and Chamber Orchestra in Anchorage Alaska. He frequently performs with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Prior positions include: USAF Band of Flight, Percussion Staff/Arranger with University of Cincinnati “Bearcats” Marching Band, Principal Percussion with the Owensboro Symphony (KY), Principal Percussion with the Columbus (IN) Philharmonic, and Associate Instructor at Indiana University. He has also performed with Star of Indiana’s Brass Theater (predecessor to Blast!).
As a percussionist he has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Columbus Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet, Cleveland Pops, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony, Concert:Nova, Erie Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. As a timpanist, Mr. Noble has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Indianapolis Opera, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, New World Symphony, USAF Band of Liberty, and the Evansville Philharmonic. As a drummer he has toured the Caribbean on Princess Cruises as a member of the showband, performed with the Band of Flight’s jazz combo, big band, and Wright Brass Ensemble; and has performed with the ryhthm sections for pops concerts with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Dayton Philharmonic. He has premiered works by Michael Daughtery, PQ Phan, Jennifer Jolley, Joel Hoffman, John Mackey, Michael Burritt, Bruce Hamilton, Steve Winteregg, Mara Helmuth, Nicolai Jacobsen, Ron Foster, In-Sil Yoo, James Beckel, and Michael Isaacson.
Mr. Noble served with the USAF Band of Flight for nine years as Principal Timpani/section leader percussion with the Concert Band, drummer with the brass quintet, and drummer with the jazz combo. As a member of Band of Flight he performed over 1,500 concerts throughout the Midwest including performances for presidents, vice presidents, senators, military leaders, heads of state, and at convention such the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and other music educator’s conferences and festivals throughout Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, and Kentucky. While in the Air Force he was awarded two commendation medals, two achievement medals, ”Band of Flight: Airman of the Year”, and Band “Band of Flight: Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.”
Conductors he has performed under include: Paavo Jarvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Eric Kunzel, Hugh Wolff, Jahja Ling, Ludovic Morlot, Giancarlo Guerrero, Leonard Slatkin, and John Morris Russell. Concert Artists he has performed on stage with include: Janos Starker, James Galway, Jubilant Sykes, Mark O’Connor, and Awadagin Pratt. Jazz artists/pop acts he has worked with include: Jim Pugh, Eddie Daniels, the Smothers Brothers, Neil Sedaka, Art Garfunkel, and the Miracles.
Degrees are from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana University (Performer’s Diploma), and Cleveland State. He has studied with the members of the Percussion Group Cincinnati (Rusty Burge, Jim Culley, and Al Otte), Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra; Gerald Carlyss (former Principal Timpanist of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Drumset studies include work with Kenny Aronoff, John Riley, Bob McKee, and Jim Rupp. He also has attended the Cloyd Duff Timpani Master Class and has had several lessons with the world-renowned former Cleveland Orchestra timpanist, Cloyd Duff.
Former students of Mr. Noble’s have gone on to perform extensively throughout the country with professional orchestras, music festivals, military bands, DCI ensembles, cruise lines, and other professional ensembles and have become college, high school, and DCI/WGI educators throughout the region. As a frequent clinician, arranger, and consultant, he has worked with and appeared at numerous colleges and high schools throughout the Midwest. Jerry Noble is a performing artist and clinician for Pearl/Adams, Evans, and Pro-Mark..
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