"Music teaches us how to listen, and how to make friends. There are no greater skills in life than these."
A native of Iowa Ctiy, saxophonist James Noyes first appeared as a woodwind specialist with Disney’s All-American College Orchestra, and has since performed with the Long Island Philharmonic, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, New York Arts Ensemble, David Amram, the Doobie Brothers, and others. His debut solo recording, Imaginings, was released in 2012. As a scholar of saxophone and Debussy, his articles appear in Saxophone Journal, Saxophone Symposium, and The Musical Quarterly. He gave his New York recital debut with the SURGE Saxophone Quartet on 5 November 2000 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Artists International competition. Formerly on the faculty at the Penn State School of Music (State College, PA), Dr. Noyes currently resides in the Inwood section of New York City and serves on the faculties of William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division (former Theory Department Chair), Hunter College, and as Artistic Director of MOSA (Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement), a concert series in Washington Heights. He is also the composer of Equinox Liturgy (2006) and Ascension Liturgy (2013), both of which enjoy continuous use.