Percussion Faculty

Jerry Noble


Jerry Noble



Cedarville, music, percussion


Music | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance

Additional Information


Jerry Noble is also Director of Percussion at Wright State University, a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, serves as President of the Percussive Arts Society-Ohio Chapter, is faculty at the Masterworks Festival, and performs regularly throughout the region with his pop/jazz group "Moment's Notice." Jerry has performed throughout the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, and the Virgin Islands, and has additionally toured throughout China. Previously, he was a member of the USAF Band of Flight where he performed over 1,500 concerts throughout the Midwest with the Concert Band, Brass Quintet, and Jazz Band, including performances for presidents, vice presidents, and other heads of state.

He regularly performs as a percussionist with the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Jerry has also been a guest principal timpanist with the Cincinnati Symphony, extra timpanist with the Indianapolis Symphony, and has been guest principal timpanist with the Hunan Symphony in China, Alabama Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, and the New Mexico Symphony. While a graduate student at Indiana University, Jerry served as principal percussionist of the Owensboro Symphony and the Columbus (IN) Philharmonic.

Jerry has additionally worked with noted chamber musicians Eighth Blackbird, Bob Becker, and Mike Burritt, and has collaborated on chamber music projects with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Indianapolis Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony. He regularly presents clinics and performances at other universities and Days of Percussion. He has also toured the Caribbean as a drummer for Princess Cruises and has served as percussion staff/arranger with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Band.

Jerry has enjoyed working with some of the world’s finest conductors, including Paavo Jarvi, Louis Langre, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Eric Kunzel, Ludovic Morlot, Jahja Ling, Jun Markl, and Giancarlo Guerrero, and has performed with Sir James Galway, Janos Starker, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Recording credits include the Cincinnati Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, USAF Band of Flight, and the Dayton Philharmonic, and he recently recorded some works by Steve Winteregg with WSU trumpet professor, Dan Zehringer.

He has studied with the members of the Percussion Group Cincinnati, Gerald Carlyss (former Philadelphia Orchestra Timpanist), and Tom Freer (Cleveland Orchestra Percussionist/Timpanist).

Jerry Noble is a performing artist/clinician for Zildjian, Pearl/Adams, and the D'Addario Company (Pro-Mark and Evans).

Education and Credentials

  • University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
  • Indiana University
  • Cleveland State University

Jerry Noble