Gerald Noble, M.M.
Director of Percussion
Jerry Noble is Director of Percussion at Wright State University, a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, serves as Vice President of the Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, is faculty at the Masterworks Festival, is an instructor at Cedarville University, and performs regularly with his pop/jazz group "Moment's Notice." Jerry has performed throughout the US to include Hawaii, Alaska, and the Virgin Islands and has toured throughout China, performing and teaching. Previously, he 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.
He performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony/Pops, Indianapolis Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Jerry has been guest principal timpanist with the Cincinnati Symphony, extra timpanist with the Indianapolis Symphony, and has been guest principal timpanist with the Hunan Symphony in China, Alabama Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, and the New Mexico Symphony. While a graduate student at Indiana University, Jerry served as principal percussionist of the Owensboro Symphony and the Columbus (IN) Philharmonic.
As a chamber musician, Jerry has worked with Bob Becker, Mike Burritt, and has collaborated on chamber music projects with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Indianapolis Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony. Jerry has performed as drummer and percussionist for numerous musicals, including for national touring Broadway shows. He regularly presents clinics and performances at other universities and Days of Percussion. He has also toured the Caribbean as a drummer for Princess Cruises and has served as percussion staff/arranger with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Marching Band.
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, Jahja Ling, Jun Markl, Giancarlo Guerrero, and has performed with Sir James Galway, Janos Starker, Eighth Blackbird, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Recording credits include the Cincinnati Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, USAF Band of Flight, the Dayton Philharmonic, and he recently recorded works by Steve Winteregg (Cedarville University composition faculty) with Wright State trumpet professor, Dan Zehringer through PARMA Recordings.
Degrees are from UC-College Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and Cleveland State. He has studied with the members of the Percussion Group Cincinnati, Gerald Carlyss (former Philadelphia Orchestra Timpanist), and Tom Freer (Cleveland Orchestra Percussionist/Timpanist).
Jerry Noble is a performing artist/clinician for Zildjian, Pearl/Adams, D'Addario & Co. (Pro-Mark and Evans), and he is a member of the Black Swamp Percussion Educator Network.
Jerry and his beautiful wife Ashley are the proud parents of Ava, Lydia, and Isaac. They met in the USAF Band of Flight and Ashley is an oboist/English hornist and an active homeschool mom.