Noa Even is a versatile saxophonist primarily dedicated to the creation of new music through close collaboration with composers, improvisation, and most recently, composition. Atomic, Noa’s solo commissioning project, features multimedia music that explores themes of human connection. Her studio recording of Emily Koh’s b(locked.orders), one of the first atomic collaborations, is on Koh’s recent album released on the Innova label. Noa’s duos, Ogni Suono and Patchwork, have commissioned dozens of works, toured extensively, and recently released albums on New Focus Recordings. Both ensembles often combine college campus performances with master classes, student composer reading sessions, and discussions on arts leadership and career planning.
In addition to teaching and performing, Noa has made contributions to the field through various creative projects and administrative roles. She recently launched The Saxophone Repository, a free online list of resources for saxophonists that focuses on living, historically excluded composers, musicians, and authors in the field. Another new endeavor is co-hosting Talking Free Music, a virtual interview series featuring practitioners of free improvisation. She currently serves as Treasurer of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), Advisor of the Committee on the Status of Women+ in NASA, and on the editorial board of The Saxophone Symposium. In 2017, Noa co-founded Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP), a non-profit organization that champions new and experimental music by curating a year-round concert series, presenting an annual festival, and organizing professional opportunities for young composers.
Currently based in Philadelphia, Noa is Lecturer and Head of Woodwinds at Rowan University. She is a Conn-Selmer Artist-Clinician and on the Vandoren Artist Roster.