October 1 & 2 – Two Malletts

Noah Mallett

Composer and percussionist Noah Mallett has been making music for as long as he can remember. A native of Big Rapids, Michigan, he made his public debut at age 6 playing alongside renowned jazz drummer Bernie Dresel and has continued to delight audiences as both performer and composer. Noah is constantly curious, endlessly in pursuit of new styles, colors, and influences; as a result his music is “charmingly eclectic”.
As a composer his works have been performed by artists including the Harlem String Quartet, Invoke String Quartet, flutist Marco Granados, the Jorge Glem Trio, soprano Caroline Worra, the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony, and many others. He was also chosen as a Composition Merit Scholar in 2017 by the National YoungArts Association. Noah recently released a CD of 1920’s-30’s ragtime xylophone music with Blue Griffin Records, for which he contributed several arrangements.
In addition to his composition-based efforts Noah is also an acclaimed marimbist, having appeared as soloist with the Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra, Grand Rapids Youth Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphonic Band, and Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, and was featured on WQXR’s (NY) Young Artist Showcase in 2018.
Noah currently studies composition and percussion at Michigan State University, working with professors Ricardo Lorenz, Zhou Tian, and Gwendolyn Dease. He also serves as organist at his local church, and is an avid collector of flamboyant socks.