Dr. Noble was born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He has lived and worked in Berlin as composer and musicologist since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music – where he also studied Jazz Saxophone with Joe Temperley – and a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Southampton (UK). His principal composition teachers were Richard Barrett, Michael Finnissy, David Noon and Nils Vigeland. In 2010 he completed a doctorate in Musicology at the Technische Universität Berlin with a dissertation entitled: Anton Reicha’s Trente-six Fugues pour le Piano-forté, A Critical Edition with Accompanying Analysis: The Subject in Anton Reicha’s Trente-six Fugues (Verlag Dohr: Cologne, 2012). His articles have been published in scholarly journals and he has taught courses in Musicology and Music History at the Technische Universität Berlin (Compositions for Children in the 20th Century and “Klangraum Berlin II”: Berlin’s Musical Institutions), the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler,” (Fugue and Fugato since J. S. Bach) and the John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (Music in America, America in Music). His music has been performed widely throughout Europe and the Americas.