Born and raised in the city of Chicago, NOAH MEITES is a composer active in a variety of mediums including chamber, orchestral, and electronic music. He recently completed postdoctoral studies in the Netherlands with Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam and Diderik Wagenaar and Martijn Padding at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, Noah was awarded a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of California Santa Cruz where he studied with Paul Nauert, Hi Kyung Kim, and David Cope. His other notable teachers include Martin Bresnick, Tamar Diesendruck, and Robert Beaser.
Noah’s music has been recognized in the United States by BMI, SCI/ASCAP, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and has received performances abroad in South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, and Guatemala. He has been a featured composer at the Bowdoin International Music Festival (where his work was showcased at the Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music), the Pacific Rim Music Festival (California), Seoul National University’s NONG Festival, the April in Santa Cruz Festival of New Music, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, the University of Michigan, the University of California Los Angeles, and the Festival de Música Antigua (Guatemala). His doctoral dissertation composition, COUNTING, with text by the Los Angeles-based poet Jeremy Schmidt, was recently premiered at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague’s 2013 Spring Festival.
Also active as a trumpet player, Noah has performed as a soloist with the University of California Santa Cruz Wind Ensemble and was a recipient of the Weston Prize for Instrumental Performance while an undergraduate at Brown University.
Noah currently resides in Los Angeles.