World Projects Faculty Member

Jason Noble

Dr. Jason Noble currently serves as Director of Instrumental Music Education Studies at New York University as a core member of the Music Education Faculty, where he conducts the NYU Wind Symphony, teaches Instrumental Materials, Techniques, and Conducting and Instrumental Lab Ensemble, preparing future music educators for their PK-12 licensure. He concurrently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Lehman College, and as conductor of the Scarsdale Wind Ensemble. He brings a twenty-one-year career of national and international excellence in secondary and university band education, creative music curricular reform, and progressive music education, having conducted featured concerts fifteen times at Carnegie Hall and at many of the finest concert halls across the world on six continents, from Sydney, Australia, to Vienna, Austria, to Beijing, China. He holds degrees from New York University (M.A., Music Education, STEINHARDT, ‘06), the Frost School of Music, University of Miami (B.M., Music Education, cum laude) and Teachers College, Columbia University (Ed.D.C.T., College Teaching of Music Education), where he was the recipient of the Florence K. Geffen Endowed Fellowship.

Prior to his appointment at NYU, Dr. Noble served as conductor of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble, garnering national and international acclaim, leading the commission of new works by diverse composers, and leading the group to its first three full-length performances at Carnegie Hall since 1965. As Director of Bands at Scarsdale High School (Scarsdale, NY), he piloted, tested, and implemented a progressive and successful Democracy in Band curriculum focused entirely on intrinsic motivation, student choice/voice, and shared responsibility without the typical exogenous rewards systems found in most school band programs. He also recently served as an adjunct lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University, supervising and mentoring New York City student teachers in the Teachers College MA program. He began his career as Director of Bands at Miami Coral Park High School in Miami, Florida. His primary teachers and advisors were Gary Green (University of Miami), Nicholas DeCarbo (University of Miami), David Elliott (NYU), Paul Cohen (NYU), Justin Dello Joio (NYU), Maxine Greene (Teachers College, Columbia University), and Randall Everett Allsup (Teachers College, Columbia University).

Dedicated to the pursuit of new music for wind band, he began in 2004 with the commissioning of a new significant work, “Yosemite Autumn,” by composer Mark Camphouse. Since that commissioning project, he has led commissions by composers Julie Giroux (“Always”), Catherine Likhuta “(Home Away from Home”), and Michael Martin (“The Bridge that Hangs from the Sky”). He has also been part of consortia commissions of composers Kevin Day, John Mackey, Michael Markowski, Wayne Oquin, James Syler, Tyler S. Grant, Jodie Blackshaw, and Matt Klohs. He and the Miami Coral Park High School band released a professionally recorded CD, “Living a Musical Dream,” with Mark Custom Records in 2003, and the Hanover Wind Symphony released a professional recording, “Icons” under his direction with the same label in 2006. Ensembles under his direction have consistently received national and international acclaim, and ensembles under his direction have performed by exclusive competitive invitation at Carnegie Hall (2003, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center (2020), Salzburg and Vienna, Austria (2009, 2015), Prague, Czech Republic (2009, 2015), Gran Canaria, Spain (2010), Barcelona, Spain (2010), London, England (2013), The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland (2013), Budapest, Hungary (2015), Belfast, Northern Ireland (2019), Dublin and Cork, Ireland (2019), and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia (2017).

Dr. Noble is in high demand as a conductor. For the 2021-2022 season, he will serve as guest conductor, lecturer, band program consultant, curriculum consultant, and music performance adjudicator across the United States and internationally. His research interests include Band Education, Instrumental Music Education, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Music Education, LGBTQIA+ studies in Music Education, and Philosophies of Music Education.

Noble, J. (2021). Teacher as performer: Transforming education through the eyes and ears of a musician. Book. Manuscript in progress.

Noble, J. (2021). The madness of assessment in music. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Noble, J (2020). The phenomenology of the band experience: Stories of band. (Publication No. 11087) [Doctoral dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Noble, J. (2006). Icons [CD]. [Recorded by M. Morette. Hanover Wind Symphony]. New York: Mark Custom Records. (April 2006).

Noble, J. (2003). Living a Musical Dream [CD]. [Recorded by M. Morette. Miami Coral Park Wind Orchestra]. Miami: Mark Custom Records. (May 2002).

(for a complete listing, please see CV)

  • October 2019 Michigan State University Wind Symphony (East Lansing, Mich.)
  • April 2018 Hartwick College (Carnegie Hall, New York City, N.Y.)
  • February 2017 Monash Community Band (Deakin Edge Theatre, Melbourne, Australia)
  • February 2015 Makói Magán Zeneiskola Koncert Fúvószenekara (Budapest, Hungary)
  • February 2015 Orchester der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Vienna, Austria)
  • November 2014 Tsinghua University Wind Ensemble (Beijing, China)
  • February 2011 Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Las Palmas Gran Canaria Symphonic Band (Las Palmas, Spain)
    (for a complete listing, please see CV)

  • April 2021 “Wanderlust” Video and Podcast for The Global Bandroom. Two-hour guest appearance on repertoire selection for wind bands and large ensembles. (European Union)
  • August 2020 “Music Renewal: A Conversation with Kevin Sedatole and Jason Noble” Webinar on COVID-19-era flexible repertoire development, ensemble direction, creative teaching strategies, and intrinsic motivation. (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • March 2020 BANDEMIC (Dublin, Ireland) Video and Podcast for Bands of Ireland
  • February 2019 “Composers’ Roundtable: Composers on Composing for Band, with Julie Giroux and Brendan Breslin (Cork, Dublin, and Belfast, Ireland)
  • February 2017 “Composers’ Roundtable: Composers on Composing for Band, with John Mackey, Jodie Blackshaw, Brian Hogg, and Ralph Hultgren (Sydney, Australia)
  • August 2015 “Evaluating Woodwinds: Listening is Rewarding” for Central States Judges Association Summer Seminar (Indianapolis, In.)
  • November 2014 “Emotion and Passion in Band: Beyond the Notes on the Page” Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
  • March 2011 “Rubato Espressivo: Emotion, Authenticity, and Passion” Superior Conservatory de Musica (Las Palmas, Spain); Consevatori de Musica de Terrassa (Barcelona, Spain)
  • April 2009 “Band as Community: The Promise of Band” at Nüssdorf City Council Arts Workshop. (Vienna, Austria)
  • Performance Tours

    Music Festivals

    New Music