Wright State University - United States
OverviewJerry Noble is currently the Director of Percussion at Wright State University and is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic. He serves as President of the Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, is founder/director of the Southwestern Ohio Percussion Camp, and is a part of the artist/faculty roster with the Affetti Music Festival and Chamber Orchestra in Anchorage Alaska. He has premiered new works with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati’s new music ensemble, Concert:Nova. Mr. Noble has performed as timpanist and/or percussionist with the Cincinnati Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Indianapolis Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, Columbus Symphony, Cleveland Pops, New Mexico Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, the USAF Band of Liberty in Boston, and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. Conductors and artists he has worked with include Michael Tilson Thomas, Paavo Jarvi, Eric Kunzel, Leonard Slatkin, Ludovic Morlot, Giancarlo Guerrero, Jahja Ling, Janos Starker, James Galway, Eddie Daniels, Neil Sedaka, the Smothers Brothers, the Miracles, etc.
Previously, Jerry was a member of the USAF Band of Flight where he performed over 1,500 concerts throughout the Midwest with the Concert Band, Brass Quintet, and Jazz Band; including performances for presidents, vice presidents, senators, military leaders, and heads of state. While in the Air Force he was awarded two commendation medals, two achievement medals, “Band of Flight: Airman of the Year”, and “Band of Flight: Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.” Additionally, he has toured the Caribbean as drummer for Princess Cruises, served as percussion staff/arranger with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Marching Band, was a percussionist for Star of Indiana’s “Brass Theater” (predecessor to Blast!), and held principal positions with the Owensboro Symphony and the Columbus (IN) Philharmonic.
Mr. Noble has studied with Tom Freer, Gerald Carlyss, Rusty Burge, Al Otte, Jim Culley, Jim Rupp, Glenn Schaft, and has had several lessons with the late Cleveland Orchestra timpanist, Cloyd Duff. Degrees are from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and Cleveland State.
Jerry Noble is clinician/performing artist for Pearl/Adams, Evans Drum heads, and Pro-Mark.