CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

Jerry Noble

Jerry Noble is director of percussion at Wright State University, a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, vice president of PAS–Ohio Chapter, and a performer with his pop/jazz group Moment's Notice. This summer he joins the faculty at Brevard Music Center. Previously, Noble was a member of the USAF Band of Flight, performing 1,500-plus concerts throughout the Midwest, including performances for presidents and other heads of state. He has presented clinics at PASIC, OMEA, Ontario Day of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Academy, Zhengzhou Normal University in China, and throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii). In 2017, Noble was awarded a Wright State University CELIA Fellowship.

Noble has led Wright State Percussion in concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (winners—2016 PAS International Percussion Competition), Ohio Music Educator Association Conferences, Ohio Days of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Niu Valley Percussion Festival (Hawaii). Former/current students hold positions with the U.S. Navy Bands, Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Rhythm X, Phantom Regiment staff, Mansfield Symphony, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and University of Cincinnati–Bearcat Bands, have performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and serve as active educators and judges.

Noble performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as guest principal timpanist with the Cincinnati Symphony, Hunan Symphony (China), Alabama Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and the New Mexico Symphony. Additionally, Noble has performed for nationally touring Broadway shows, toured the Caribbean as a Princess Cruises drummer, served as University of Cincinnati Bearcats Bands percussion staff, and was a cast member/performer with Star of Indiana's "Brass Theater.”

Noble is a performing artist for Zildjian, Pearl/Adams, Pro-Mark, and Evans. He serves as a consultant for D’Addario & Co.



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