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Jerry Noble
Wright State University - United States


Jerry Noble is Director of Percussion at Wright State University, a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, serves as President of the Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, and has performed throughout the US to include Hawaii, Alaska, and the Virgin Islands.  

As the Director of the WSU Percussion Ensemble, he has led the group in performances at state conferences/conventions, the Ohio Day of Percussion, and performances in Hawaii.  He frequently performs with the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.  

As a percussionist, Jerry has worked with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Concert:Nova, Toledo Symphony, Indianapolis Opera, and the New World Symphony; and as timpanist he has performed with the with the orchestras of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Alabama, West Virginia, New Mexico, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has also worked with noted chamber musicians Eighth Blackbird, Bob Becker, Mike Burritt, and has collaborated on similar projects with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Indianapolis Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony. 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, and other heads of state. 

Jerry has enjoyed working with some of the world’s finest conductors to include: Paavo Jarvi, Louis Langre, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Eric Kunzel, Ludovic Morlot, Giancarlo Guerrero, and he has performed with Sir James Galway, Janos Starker, Art Garfunkel, and Don Rickles. Recording credits include the Cincinnati Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, USAF Band of Flight, and the Dayton Philharmonic.  He has toured the Caribbean as a drummer for Princess Cruises and has served as percussion staff/arranger with the UC Bearcats Band.  Degrees are from UC-College Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and Cleveland State.  He has studied with members of the Percussion Group Cincinnati, Gerald Carlyss, and Tom Freer.

Jerry Noble proudly performs on Pearl/Adams musical instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Evans Heads, and Pro-Mark sticks and mallets.


Wright State University