Born and raised in the city of Chicago, the music of Noah Meites (b. 1982) has been recognized nationally by BMI, SCI/ASCAP, the Max and Gretel Janowski Fund, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He has been a featured composer at the Bowdoin International Music Festival/Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, June in Buffalo, the Pacific Rim Music Festival, 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, the Festival de Musica Antigua in Guatemala, and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague’s Spring Festival.
Meites’ major teachers include Louis Andriessen (with whom he worked closely during a year of intensive postdoctoral study), Diderik Wagenaar and Martijn Padding (the Royal Conservatory of the Hague), and Paul Nauert, Hi Kyung Kim, and David Cope (the University of California Santa Cruz). His other notable teachers include Martin Bresnick, Tamar Diesendruck, and Robert Beaser. Noah holds Doctoral and Masters degrees in Music Composition from UC Santa Cruz and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and African studies from Brown University.
Also active as a trumpet player, Meites has appeared as a soloist with the UC Santa Cruz Wind Ensemble and is a recipient of Brown University’s Weston Prize for Instrumental Performance. An accomplished improviser, Meites earned a performance certificate in jazz performance from the Centre des Musique Didier Lockwood in Dammarie-Les-Lys, France.
Meites currently resides in Los Angeles where he recently co-founded L.A. Signal Lab, a composer/performer collective dedicated to challenging artificial stylistic boundaries through the commissioning and performance of diverse new works.