Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Ryan Noe


Teaching Philosophy

As an applied private music instructor, I feel I have one of the most important roles in the development of a young musician. The most important mission I have as a teacher is to provide my students with as many tools as possible for their own development. This will aid them in the future so they can teach themselves when they no longer receive weekly instruction. It is the responsibility and duty of a private instructor to help their students utilize their talents, to aid them in their development on their instrument, and to become the best musician they can be. This will help to enable them to not only be performers, but leaders within the musical community. Combining tried-and-true pedagogy with a focus on Arts Leadership, I strive to teach my students to perform with conviction and integrity while taking into account their personal goals and aspirations. Through this approach, I can provide them with the specific tools that they need for their chosen path rather than forcing them into a preconceived mold.


Bachelor of Music (Trumpet Performance and Music Education), Western Michigan University. Master of Music, Boston University. Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University under Terry Everson, Thomas Siders, and Peter Chapman.


Dr. Ryan Noe – educator, arranger, and freelance trumpeter – is Principal Trumpet for the Glens Falls Symphony as well as Third Trumpet with the Cape Ann Symphony. As a chamber musician Ryan is a member of the Fenway Quintet and has also performed with the Boston University Faculty Brass Quintet, Bay View Brass, Bala Brass, and the Western Brass Quintet. As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Boston Pops, Portland Symphony, Cape Symphony, Plymouth Philharmonic, New Bedford Symphony, Vista Philharmonic Orchestra, Alea III: Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Commonwealth Lyric Theater. In 2014 Ryan was a Semi-Finalist for the National Trumpet Competition Graduate Solo Division. In 2012 he performed with the Boston University Trumpet Octet as Semi-Finalists at the National Trumpet Competition. A Michigan native, Ryan moved to Boston, in 2009.