James Noyes Biography

James Noyes has appeared with the Long Island Philharmonic, Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia, American Brass Quintet, Disney's All-American College Orchestra, New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, SURGE Saxophone Quartet, Rosemary Clooney, Maureen McGovern, Bill Conti, Roger Williams, The Dukes of Dixieland, Trumpets, Safe Sax Jazz Quintet, Soul Gypsys, Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band, Box Tops, Sam "Soul Man" Moore, and the Doobie Brothers. He gave his New York recital debut with the SURGE Saxophone Quartet on 5 November 2000 at Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Artists International competition. Dr. Noyes serves on the faculties of William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division (Theory Department Chair), the Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Music at Our Saviour's Atonement (MOSA) Concert Series in Upper Manhattan. His research on Debussy's Rapsodie pour Orchestre et Saxophone has been presented in North America and Europe and his articles appear in Saxophone Journal, Saxophone Symposium, Saxophone Aspect, Allegro , and the North American Saxophone Alliance Newsletter. He is also coordinator of the Henry Brant Double Saxophone Septet Project: Diving Whales and Flying Dolphins. Dr. Noyes holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (B.S.), Penn State University (M.M.), and Manhattan School of Music (D.M.A.). Noyes has studied with John Anderson, Paul Cohen, Lynn Postudensek Hart, Ruben Haugen, David Liebman, and M. Daniel Yoder.

Compositions dedicated to James Noyes:

Steve Cohen (b.1954): Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2002). Prem. 17 February 2002, New York, NY. Jan Feddersen (b.1966): Quartett for Soprano Saxophone, Harp, Accordion, and Vibraphone (1999, rev.2003). Prem. 28 March 1999, New York, NY and revisions on 12 October 2003, New York, NY. Paul Kirby (b.1946): Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2003). Scheduled for premiere on 14 November 2004, New York, NY. Richard Miller (b.1974): Untitled Work for Soprano Saxophone and Guitar (2003). Prem. 8 June 2003, New York, NY. Eric Nathan (b.1983): Imaginings for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2004). Scheduled for premiere on 10 October 2004, New York, NY. Michael Paterson (b.1946): Line Drawings for Solo Alto Saxophone (2003). Prem. 12 October 2003, New York, NY. Rich Shemaria (b.1955): Redial for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2000). Prem. 25 June, Cornwall-on Hudson, NY.

Compositions dedicated to SURGE Saxophone Quartet:

Richard Miller (b.1974): By The Leocorium. Prem. 21 April 2000, New York, NY. Ruth Mueller-Maerki (b.1946): Saxophone Quartet (1999). Prem. 28 March 1999, New York, NY. Elijah Yarbrough (b.1978): Sketches, mellow, then fugue (2000). Prem. 25 May 2000, New York, NY.


Juilliard Wind Ensemble: Shadowcatcher with the American Brass Quintet (2000). New World Records 80587-2. Meyer Kupferman: Orchestral Music of Meyer Kupferman, Vol. 10. Concerto for Four Guitars and Orchestra (1998), Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia. Soundspells CD124. Safe Sax Jazz Quintet: Dedications (1997).