James Noble is a singer, voice teacher, and conductor in New York City. Engagements include Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Carnegie Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, and the Kennedy Center.
Directing projects include Così fan tutte, The Barber of Seville, Die Fledermaus, Die Lustige Witwe, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Pirates of Penzance, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man, 42nd Street, Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Honk, Once on This Island, Seussical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Wiz.
Dr. Noble is the conductor of Senior Select Choir, a mixed chamber ensemble that performs a varied repertoire of early madrigals, oratorio, standard works, modern compositions, folk arrangements, spirituals, and jazz.
His voice students have won numerous awards and gone on to perform on stage and in concerts throughout the United States. Former students have been accepted to undergraduate/graduate programs in vocal performance and/or musical theater at excellent schools including UMich, NYU, CCM, Peabody, Juilliard, Eastman, MSM, Indiana, Hartt, NEC, Curtis, Mannes, UCLA, Northwestern, and Yale.
As a singer of stage and concert works, Dr. Noble has been praised for his "beautiful tone" and "remarkable versatility." Some of his favorite roles include the title character in Candide, El Dancaïro in Carmen, Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Damis in Tartfuffe, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Marius in Les Misérables, Archibald in The Secret Garden, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Tony in West Side Story, Mingo in Crazy for You, Willard in Footloose, and John in Miss Saigon.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2004.