Composer in Residence
We are pleased to announce that this year's Composer in Residence is Noam Faingold. Dr. Faingold has collaborated with OSU for several years and we are thrilled to have him join the Community Music School. Please contact us for more information regarding composition lessons and additional learning opportunities with Dr. Faingold.
Washington DC based composer Noam Faingold (b. 1984) is passionate about composing and collaborating on traditional, multi-disciplinary, and cross-genre projects. His music has been praised as “…lyrical…”, “…exhilarating…”, and “…a tour-de-force of Jazz melded with Classical” by The New York Times, Anoushka Shankar for the BBC, Downbeat Magazine, and Gramophone. Highlights include compositions for cello and electronics for Inbal Segev (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) and oboe and piano for Rob Botti/International Double Reed Society (New York Philharmonic), and collaborating with 20th century poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko‘s family, conductor Andrés Franco, Tulsa Signature Symphony and the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra on an elegy in the poet’s memory (Navona Records) and with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the George Kaiser Family Foundation on “We Persist,” a virtual orchestra video piece for orchestras to play together while staying safely apart during COVID-19. Faingold has also served as an arranger/orchestrator for Baritone Lester Lynch‘s spirituals album “On My Journey” (Pentatone Records), the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey/Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra Beethoven project at the OK Mozart Festival, and composer Eli Marshall‘s film score for The Golden Era, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Faingold is currently the Director of Orchestras for Jenks Public Schools, and prepares students to succeed in writing music for performance settings through The University of Tulsa (as Visiting Artist in Music Composition) and Tulsa Community College. He has created composition programs like the TU Composition Seminar for high school students, TCC’s multi-semester collaboration with Signature Symphony, and the composition program at The bART Center for Music, where he now serves as Educational Consultant after having been director of the Barthelmes Conservatory college preparatory program. He has given talks and guest lectures at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and many other institutions.
He works extensively as a mentor with regional arts organizations like the Mid-America Arts Alliance (Artist Inc.), Oklahoma State University (Cellofest), the Music Teachers National Association Oklahoma chapter, and Living Arts of Tulsa. He advocates for new music and inclusive representational programming, leadership, and educational opportunities as a member of the boards of directors and several committees at Chamber Music Tulsa, Signature Symphony, and Living Arts. Since 2015, he has curated the annual OK Electric festival of electroacoustic music at Living Arts as a platform for interrogating important social issues through the intersection of electronic and acoustic music.
Faingold has held fellowships through the Salzburg Global Seminar, The Bowdoin International Music Festival, and The Atlantic Music Festival, and holds a PhD in Music Composition from King’s College London funded by a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship.