Born and raised in the city of Chicago, NOAH MEITES has been recognized nationally by New Music USA, BMI, SCI/ASCAP, the Max and Gretl Janowski Fund, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His music has been featured at the Bowdoin International Music Festival/Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, June in Buffalo, the Pacific Rim Music Festival, Seoul National University’s NONG Festival, the April in Santa Cruz Festival of New Music, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, the University of Michigan, the University of California Los Angeles, the Festival de Musica Antigua in Guatemala, and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague’s Spring Festival.
Noah’s major teachers include Louis Andriessen (with whom he worked closely during a year of intensive postdoctoral study), Diderik Wagenaar and Martijn Padding (the Royal Conservatory of the Hague), and Paul Nauert, Hi Kyung Kim, and David Cope (the University of California Santa Cruz). His other notable teachers include Martin Bresnick, Tamar Diesendruck, and Robert Beaser.
Also active as a trumpet player, Noah has performed as a soloist with the University of California Santa Cruz Wind Ensemble and was a recipient of the Weston Prize for Instrumental Performance while an undergraduate at Brown University. An accomplished improviser, Noah earned a performance certificate in jazz performance from the Centre des Musique Didier Lockwood and is graduate of Chicago’s Merit School of Music.
Noah currently resides in Los Angeles where he serves on the Music Theory faculty of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.