Director of Percussion
Jerry Noble is Director of Percussion at Wright State University, member of the Dayton Philharmonic, Vice President of the Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, Principal Timpanist of the Lakeside Symphony, and performs regularly with his pop/jazz group "Moment's Notice." This summer he joins the faculty at Brevard Music Center. 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, 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 US (including Alaska and Hawaii). In 2017, Jerry was awarded a Wright State University CELIA Fellowship.
He has led the Wright State Percussion Ensemble in concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (winners of the 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 US Navy Bands, Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Rhythm X, Phantom Regiment staff, Mansfield Symphony, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Indiana Wesleyan University, University of Cincinnati-Bearcat Bands; have performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, USAF Band of Flight, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic; and serve as active educators throughout the region.
Jerry performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony/Pops, 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, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, and the New Mexico Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Jerry has collaborated with Bob Becker, Mike Burritt, Keith Aleo, So Percussion, and with members of the Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Jerry has performed for nationally touring Broadway shows, toured the Caribbean as a drummer for Princess Cruises, has served as percussion staff/arranger with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Marching Band, and has performed with Star of Indiana's "Brass Theater".
Degrees are from UC-College Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and Cleveland State. He has studied with Tom Freer, the Percussion Group Cincinnati, Gerald Carlyss, Glenn Schaft, Jim Rupp, and Kenny Aronoff.
Jerry Noble is a performing artist/clinician for Zildjian, Pearl/Adams, and proudly serves as a consultant for D'Addario & Co. (Pro-Mark and Evans).
He and his wife Ashley are the parents of Ava, Lydia, and Isaac. Ashley is an oboist/English hornist and a homeschool mom.