Gerald Noble, III, M.M.

School of Fine and Performing Arts
Creative Arts Center 175K, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Gerald Noble

Director of Percussion

M175K Creative Arts Center

Phone: 937-241-2205

Jerry Noble is Director of Percussion at Wright State University, member of the Dayton Philharmonic, and serves as adjunct faculty at Cedarville University.  Previously, he was a member of the USAF Band of Flight where he performed over 1,500 concerts throughout the Midwest, including performances for presidents, vice presidents, senators, foreign dignitaries, and other heads of state. He has served as faculty/performer at Brevard Music Center, the Masterworks Festival, Affetti Music Festival in Alaska, and has performed/presented clinics at PASIC, Ontario Day of Percussion (Canada), Illinois Day of Percussion, Ohio Day of Percussion, Zhengzhou Normal University in China, Ohio Music Educators Association Conference, Interlochen Arts Academy, and throughout the US (including Alaska and Hawaii). 

Jerry performs regularly with his pop/jazz group "Moment's Notice”—they have performed as guest artist with the Dayton Philharmonic, have been featured in concert at Lakeside Chautauqua, play for private parties/receptions/weddings, and tour regionally. As a drumset performer he has also played with the Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, USAF Band of Flight, and Lakeside-Chautauqua Symphony. He performs for nationally touring Broadway musicals and with music theater companies/traveling shows throughout the Midwest (Drumset/percussion/timpani), has toured the Caribbean as a drummer for Princess Cruises, served as percussion staff/arranger for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Band, and has performed with Star of Indiana's "Brass Theater" (Predecessor to BLAST!). Jerry is regulary involved with the marching arts as a consultant, and during the winter season he is a judge for regional indoor drumline competitions.  He has judged MEPA and WGI groups.  

Jerry has performed with Don Rickles, Weird Al Yankovic, Art Garfunkel, The Miracles, Smothers Brothers, Arturo Sandoval, Aretha Franklin, Neil Sedaka, Melissa Ethridge, Al Vizutti, Sir James Galway, Mark O'Connor, Janos Starker, and Eighth Blackbird.  A select few memorable performances include appearances in Carnegie Hall, tours in China, Tibet, Alaska, Texas; and for “Fox and Friends” Morning Show, Indianapolis 500, Cleveland Indians Opening Day, American League Championship Series, Cincinnati Reds Opening Day, Cleveland Browns Playoffs, Cincinnati Bengals Football Games, Dayton Peace Accords, and the Midwest Clinic.

Jerry led the Wright State Percussion Ensemble in concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2016 winner—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 US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (Washington DC), The United States "Pershing’s Own" Band (Washington DC), US Navy Bands, University of Cincinnati-Bearcat Bands, Indiana Universtiy Drumline Instructor, BLAST! Rhythm X, Madison Scouts staff, Phantom Regiment staff, Cap City Staff, ConneXus staff, Mansfield Symphony, Richmond Symphony, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheboygan Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Idaho Falls Symphony, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Illinois Wesleyan University, Ashland University, Carnival Cruises, Dolly World, and Cedar Point. Former students have also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, USAF Band of Flight, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony, Cleveland Pops, the Lakeside-Chautauqua Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Summit Brass; attended National Orchestral Institute, Brevard Music Center, Eastern Music Festival, Bang on a Can, So Percussion Summer Institute, Chosen Vale, National Repertory Orchestra, Lucerne Festival, Texas Music Festival; and serve as active educators throughout the US.

As a percussionist Jerry has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony/Pops, Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Concert:Nova, and the New World Symphony. As a timpanist he has worked with the Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (Acting Principal), Lakeside-Chautauqua Symphony (Principal Timpani), USAF Band of Flight Concert Band (Principal Timpani), Hunan Symphony (China), Alabama Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, New World Symphony, and New Mexico Symphony. 

There are many great conductors Jerry has performed with, to include: Paavo Jarvi, Louis Langre, Jajha Ling, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Eric Kunzel, Giancarlo Guerrero, Keith Lockhart, Ludovic Morlot, Mei Ann Chen, Juanjo Mena, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Neal Gittleman, Colonel Don Schofield, Lt. Col Alan Sierichs, and Ray Cramer. Jerry has premiered new works by Michael Daughtery, John Mackey, Julie Giroux, James Beckel, Nick Angelis, Mike McIntosh, Scott Wise, Michael Burritt, Stella Sung, Bruce Hamilton, Ron Foster, and Steve Winteregg  He has also been involved with commissioning Alejandro Viano, Gene Koshinski, Nick Angelis, Jackson Riffle, and Nick Papador.  

As a chamber musician, Jerry has worked with the D’Addario Percussion Quartet (tours to Texas and Indiana), Bob Becker, Mike Burritt, Gwen Dease, So Percussion, Nick Angelis, Concert:Nova, Percussion Collective Robert Van Sice; members of the Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Sandbox Percussion, NEXUS, and the Old Guard Drumline. 

He is very thankful for his teachers: Tom Freer, Kenny Aronoff, Jim Rupp, Jim Culley, Rusty Burge, Al Otte, Gerald Carlyss, Glenn Schaft, and Bob McKee. Jerry has also had lessons with Cloyd Duff, Richard Weiner, Ricardo Flores, Mike Werner, John Riley, and Steve Houghton. 

Jerry Noble is a performing artist/clinician for Zildjian, Pearl/Adams, proudly serves as a consultant for D'Addario & Co. (Pro-Mark and Evans), and has been part of the design team for several new Promark sticks/mallets.

He and his wife Ashley have three children: Ava, Lydia, and Isaac. Ashley is an oboist/English hornist and a homeschool mom.


Cleveland State University, BM (Tom Freer, Bob McKee)

Indiana University, Performer's Diploma (Gerald Carlyss, Kenny Aronoff)

University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, MM (Jim Culley, Rusty Burge, Al Otte)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Percussive Arts Society

Ohio Music Education Association

National Association for Music Education

International Association of Musicians

American Federation of Musicians, Local 101—Dayton

American Federation of Musicians, Local 1—Cincinnati

American Federation of Musicians, Local 3—Indianapolis


Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, Vice-President, 2016-2019

Wright State University, CELIA Fellowship, 2017

Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, President/Treasurer, 2010–2016

Dayton Philharmonic “Horine Scholarship” Winner, Professional studies w/Robert Van Sice, 2009

USAF Commendation Medal, 2008, 2006

USAF Achievement Medal, 2007, 2005

USAF Band of Flight, Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, 2006

USAF Band of Flight, Airman of the Year, 2004

Recording Credits

Cincinnati Symphony (Ameriques, Edgar Varese), Grammy Nominated “Transatlantic”, Extra Percussion, 2019

Wright State Department of Theater, "Mother Courage", Percussion, 2019

Dr. Steve Darling, (Tuba), “Dualities” Emeritus Records, Producer, 2018

      -Received two Global Music Awards, Recipient of several grants

Cincinnati Symphony (w/Maya Angelou), Grammy Nominated “Hallowed Ground”, Extra Percussion, 2014

Dr. Dan Zehringer (Trumpet), “Journeymen’s Songs” PARMA Recordings, Marimba/Drumset, 2014

Cincinnati Symphony, Phillip Glass: Cello Concerto #2 “Naqoyqatsi” Orange Mountain Music, Percussion, 2013

Dayton Philharmonic, “Celebration of Flight” Albany Records, Section Percussion, 2004

USAF Band of Flight, “A Symphony of Fables” by Julie Giroux, Principal Timpani, 2006

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Extra Percussion, 1998


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