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was born in Seattle and raised in
Berkeley. He earned a B.A. in
music from U.C. Berkeley in
1979, continued studies at the
Boston Conservatory, and
transferred to Harvard
University where he worked
as a teaching fellow and
added to his academic credits
an M.A. and a Ph.D. in 1989.
His teachers in composition and
theory have included John C.
Adams, Alan Curtis, Sir Peter
Maxwell Davies, William Denny,
Robert Dickow, Janice Giteck,
Andrew Imbrie, Earl Kim, Leon
Kirchner, David Lewin, Donald Martino, Hugo Norden, Marta
Ptaszynska, Chris Roze, Goodwin Sammel, John Swackhamer,
Ivan Tcherepnin, and Walter Winslow.
Dr. Noland's compositions have been performed and
broadcast in many locations throughout the United States
and are regularly featured on the Seventh Species new music
concert series in Oregon, which Noland founded in San Francisco
On the NPM Label, Noland's work are heard
on the recordings:
Selected Music from Venge Art