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Noah Getz

Musician in Residence
Department of Performing Arts

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  • Dr. Noah Getz is a saxophone instructor in the applied music program. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as the recipient of the National Alliance for Excellence Grand Prize and has presented solo recitals for the Dame Myra Hess Series, World Saxophone Congress XIII, the Stella Adler School Concert Series in NY, Copland School of Music Recital Series, Johns Hopkins University, St. Peter's Musical Arts Concert Series, and the Church of the Epiphany Concert Series in Washington, D.C. He received a first-round nomination for a Grammy Award in 2002 for his contribution with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet to America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Vol. V, and has also been featured on albums including The American Muse, and Leo Kraft: Chamber Symphony 2. In 2006 he performed the debut of Fernando Benadon's Hidden Charges with the Empyrean Ensemble in CA. In addition to performing classical repertoire he maintains an active schedule performing jazz. He is the alto saxophonist in The Levine School of Music's Jazz Combo. He has also played with the Dave Tucker New Big Band and performed at the 2005 Presidential Inauguration Ball with vocalist John Signorelli.
  • Degrees

    DMA Florida State University
    MM Manhattan School of Music
    BM Oberlin Conservatory
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • MUS-021 Private Instrument Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-022 Private Instrument Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-121 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-122 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-334 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Junior Recital, Saxophone
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    • MUS-434 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Senior Recital, Saxophone
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    • MUS-791 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-792 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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  • Fall 2014

    • MUS-021 Private Instrument Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-022 Private Instrument Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-121 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-122 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-334 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Junior Recital, Saxophone
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    • MUS-434 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Senior Recital, Saxophone
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    • MUS-791 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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    • MUS-792 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Saxophone
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Exhibitions/Performances

Classical Performance Highlights 

       
  • Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
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  • The National Gallery of Art with David Amram
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  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
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  • Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Chicago, IL
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  • The Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, New York, NY
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  • University of California, Berkeley, CA
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  • World Saxophone Congress XIII, Minneapolis, MN

Jazz Performance Highlights

       
  • Cornelia Street Café with David Amram, New York
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  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Symphony with a Twist
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  • Blues Alley with Sheila Jordan, Washington, DC
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  • Embassy of Switzerland with Beat Kaestli, Washington, DC
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  • Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
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  • Embassy of France, Washington, DC
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  • Presidential Inaugural Ball, Washington, DC

Residencies

       
  • David Oppenhiem Performance Residency, New York, NY
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  • Artist-In-Residence, Levine School of Music

Recordings

       
  • Crosscurrents, Albany Records, 2007
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  • Take Note, Levine Jazz Quintet, 2007
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  • The American Muse: A Century of American Music for Saxophone Quartet, The New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, Eclectra Records, 2001
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  • Leo Kraft: Chamber Works, Albany Records, 2001
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  • America’s Millenium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Volume V, Arizona University Recordings, Grammy-Nominated, 2001   

Selected Publications

       
  • Finale from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From The New World for saxophone Choir, Northeastern Music Publications, 2009
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  • How To Practice Jazz, The Instrumentalist, May 2009
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  • History of Henry Brant's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Saxophone Symposium, 2009
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  • All In: A Comprehensive Practice Method for Jazz      Saxophonists,      2008
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  • Brian Minor:  American Saxophonist, 1938-1981, The Saxophone Aspect, 2004
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  • Americana in Henry Brant's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra,      The Saxophone Aspect, 2004
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  • Henry Brant's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra:   History,      Analysis and Performance Practice, Treatise, 2002
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  • An Interview with Jim Noyes, The Saxophone Journal, 1999
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  • A Study Guide to Sigfrid Karg-Elert's 25 Caprices for Solo Saxophone, The Saxophone Symposium, 1998

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