RESUME

Dr. Noah H. Getz


PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Selected Classical Performances

  • The Cosmos Club, Washington, DC 2015
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2014, 2013
  • St. John's Church for President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC 2014
  • Concerto Performance with the Loudoun Symphony, Loudoun, VA 2014
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC 2013
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2013
  • Zilkha Hall, Houston, TX 2013
  • Wolsztyn Cultural Center, Wolsztyn, Poland 2012
  • Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Australia 2011
  • World Harp Congress, Vancouver, Canada 2011
  • Issue Project Room, New York, NY 2011
  • North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference, Athens, GA 2010
  • An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD 2010
  • Finalist, Haverhill International Soloist Competition, Haverhill, UK 2009
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 2009
  • The Mansion at Strathmore, Kensington, MD 2009
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC 2008
  • The Stella Adler School, New York, NY 2008
  • The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 2008
  • MOSA Concert Series, New York, NY 2008
  • The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 2006
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA 2006
  • World Saxophone Congress XIII, Minneapolis, MN 2003
  • Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Chicago, IL 2001
  • Carnegie Hall, New York, NY 1999

Selected Masterclasses and Residencies

  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL 2014
  • Yellow Barn, Putney, VT 2013
  • Polish Wind Festival, Wolsztyn, Poland 2012
  • Australia Clarinet and Saxophone Festival, Melbourne, Australia 2011
  • Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD 2011
  • University of Oregon, Euguene, OR 2010
  • William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ 2010
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 2009
  • Copland School of Music, New York, NY 2009
  • The Stella Adler School, New York, NY 2008
  • Mannes College of Music, The New School, New York, NY 2008
  • Conservatory of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 2008
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 2008
  • University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2006
  • University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 2006
  • Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH 2006

Selected Ensemble Performances

  • 21st Century Consort, Washington, DC 2013
  • National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble, Washington, DC 2011, 2013, 2014
  • The Empyrean Ensemble, Davis, CA 2006
  • The New World Symphony, Miami, FL 1999
  • Parnassus Contemporary Ensemble, New York, NY 1999
  • Harrisburg Symphony, Harrisburg, PA 1999
  • Juilliard Orchestra, New York, NY 1998
  • Columbia University Orchestra, New York, NY 1998
  • Manhattan School of Music Orchestra, New York, NY 1997-1999

Recordings

  • Voyage, Pictures on Silence 2011
  • Still Life, Albany Records 2011
  • Crosscurrents, Albany Records 2007
  • Take Note, Levine Jazz Quintet 2007
  • The American Muse: A Century of American Music for Saxophone Quartet, The New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, Eclectra Records 2001
  • Leo Kraft: Chamber Works, Albany Records 2001
  • America’s Millenium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Volume V, Arizona University Recordings, 2001 (First Round Grammy-Nomination)

Selected New Works and Commissions

  • my end is my beginning, Stephen Antosca, 2013
  • Concertino-Doppio for Saxophone, Harp and String Orchestra, Andrian Pertout, 2013
  • Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia, Ken Ueno & David Smooke, 2013
  • Whimsy #2 for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble, Matthew Heap, 2013
  • That's When Their Troubles Began, Eric Moe, 2012
  • Bending the Arc, Judah Adashi, 2011
  • in every way I remember you , Stephen Antosca, 2011
  • Duo for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Amy Williams, 2011
  • Plunge for Harp and Saxophone, Stephen Gorbos, 2010
  • Trois Etudes for Flute and Saxophone, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis, 2010
  • Empty Every Night, David Smooke 2009
  • Crudely Spun Tales, Armando Bayolo 2009
  • The Golden Prophecy, Andrew Simpson 2009
  • Reisenschritte for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Andrian Pertout 2009
  • Solitude for Alto Saxophone Solo, Noam Sivan 2009
  • Air for Soprano Saxophone and Piano, Aaron Jay Kernis (ed. Noah Getz) 2008
  • Small Hole at the Top of the Sky, David Schober (ed. Noah Getz) 2008
  • Song 72, Fernando Benadon, 2007
  • Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, Lewis Spratlan, 2006
  • Hidden Charges, Premiere, Fernando Benadon, 2006

Selected Jazz Performances

  • Austrian Embassy, Washington, DC 2012
  • Twins Jazz, Washington, DC 2011
  • An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD 2010
  • Cornelia Street Café with David Amram, New York, NY 2009
  • Blues Alley with Beat Kaestli, Washington, DC 2009
  • The Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts with David Amram, New York, NY 2008
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Symphony with a Twist, Rockville, MD 2008
  • Blues Alley with Sheila Jordan, Washington, DC 2008
  • The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD 2007, 2008, 2011
  • Embassy of Switzerland with Beat Kaestli, Washington, DC 2008, 2009
  • Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC 2007
  • The University Club, Washington, DC 2007
  • Blues Alley, Washington, DC 2006, 2007
  • Cannonball Adderley Quintet Anniversary Concert, Washington, DC 2006
  • The Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC 2006
  • The Fifteenth Annual FMJS East Coast Jazz Festival, Rockville, MD 2006
  • Jazz at Massey Hall Tribute Concert, Washington, DC 2005
  • Embassy of France, Washington, DC 2005
  • Presidential Inaugural Ball, Washington, DC 2005
  • Middlebury College with John Signorelli Big Band, Middlebury, CT 2005

Selected Publications

  • Foreword for Henry Brant's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (Reduction), Carl Fischer, 2013
  • Stratosphere: Altissimo Etudes for Saxophone, Schott Music, 2011
  • All In: A Comprehensive Practice Method for Jazz Saxophonists, Reed Publications, 2008
  • Finale from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, The New World for Saxophone Choir, Roncorp Publications, 2009
  • How to Practice Jazz, The Instrumentalist, May 2009
  • History of Henry Brant’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, The Saxophone Symposium, Fall 2009
  • Brian Minor: American Saxophonist, 1938-1981, The Saxophone Aspect, 2004
  • Americana in Henry Brant's Concerto for Alto Saxophone, The Saxophone Aspect, 2004
  • Henry Brant's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra: History, Analysis and Performance Practice, Treatise, 2002
  • An Interview with Jim Noyes, The Saxophone Journal, 1999
  • Karg-Elert’s Twenty-five Caprices for Solo Saxophone:  A Study Guide, The Saxophone Symposium, Volume 23, 1998

Grants and Awards

  • District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellow, Washington, DC 2014
  • Living Room Project Fund Grant, Washington, DC 2014
  • Classical Commissioning Grant, Chamber Music America, New York, NY 2012
  • Grant, Sparkplug Foundation, New York, NY, 2011
  • Encore Grant, American Composer’s Forum, Minneapolis, MN 2011
  • Finalist, Haverhill International Soloist Competition, Haverhill UK 2009
  • First-Round Selection, Concert Artists Guild International Competition, New York, NY 2008
  • Small Project Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2006, 2008, 2010
  • First-Round Nomination, Grammy Award 2002
  • Grand Prize Winner, National Alliance for Excellence, New York, NY 1999
  • Grand Prize, Harrisburg Soloist Competition, Harrisburg, PA 1996

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    American University, Washington, DC [2003-Present]
    Musician-In-Residence

  • Instruct saxophone students from first-year through graduate level
  • Recruit students of high caliber for saxophone studio and ensembles
  • Coordinate saxophone recitals and performances
  • Participation in Music Department meetings
  • Director and Founder, American University Saxophone Quartet [2003-Present]

  • Dedicated to standard and contemporary saxophone quartet repertoire
  • Coordinate all saxophone chamber music
  • Premiered several works commissioned by the quartet
  • Featured ensemble at NASM Accreditation Showcase Performance
  • Performed at the University of Pittsburgh, Woodrow Wilson House, and Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium
  • Director and Founder, American University Jazz Workshop [2006-Present]

  • Dedicated to exploring intersections between contemporary classical music, jazz, and world music
  • Conduct ensemble and direct rehearsals
  • Direct improvisation in contemporary classical and jazz styles
  • Supervise student arrangements
  • Coordinate guest performers each semester
  • Host and Coordinator, American University Saxophone Symposium [2004]

  • Oversaw all aspects of budget, publicity and venue coordination
  • Organized John Sampen masterclass
  • Organized and judged composition contest
  • Hosted lecturers and performers from across the United States

 

EDUCATION

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
D.M., Saxophone Performance, 2002

The Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
M.M., Saxophone Performance, 1999

Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH
B.M., Saxophone Performance, 1997
Minor, Music Education

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