David Noon

David Noon ( born July 23, 1946 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is an American composer and music educator.

Noon played as a child, first clarinet, and later bassoon, flute and piano. He studied at Pomona College composition with Karl Kohn (Bachelor 1968). He continued his studies in composition with Darius Milhaud, Yehudi Wyner and Mario Davidovsky, then studied medieval music at New York University and, finally, musicology and composition at Yale University. As a Fulbright Scholar, he attended the Warsaw Conservatory 1972-73.

From 1973 to 1976 Noon taught music theory and composition at the Music School of Northwestern University. From 1976 to 1977 he was Composer in Residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos / New Mexico. Since 1981 he has taught music history at the Manhattan School of Music. In addition, he was from 1996 to 1998 Composer in Residenca at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Noon composed, inter alia, seven string quartets and other chamber works (including a saxophone quartet ), ballet music, songs, church music, a piano concerto and an opera.


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