Noah J. Brisson
Adjunct | Saxophone
Saxophonist Noah James Brisson is an avid educator and performer currently pursuing a Doctorate in Saxophone Performance with a cognate in Jazz from the University of Miami where he is a graduate Teaching Assistant within the studio of Ret. MUCM Dale Underwood, studies jazz with Marcus Strickland, and is a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow. Noah grew up in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut in the Woodstock area where stayed local for his undergraduate degree and obtained a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from the University of Connecticut studying under MUC Greg Case. From there he moved to Miami to pursue a master’s degree in saxophone performance at the University of Miami. With this move Noah was able to start his own saxophone studio and freelance around the Miami-Dade area.
Since relocating to Miami, Noah has been associated with New World Symphony, Lynn University Wind Ensemble, the HMI Orchestra, Miami Sousa Band, Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Wind Ensemble, Frost Saxophone Ensemble, Frost Saxophone Quartet and most important to him the Deco Saxophone Quartet. As an accomplished performer, Noah is also seriously invested in educating the next generation of musicians and is currently the new adjunct instructor of saxophone at Westminster Christian School and was recently appointed as the classical saxophone Adjunct Lecturer at Florida International University.
Noah brings his passion for the saxophone to the stage by performing well rounded programs with works that challenge the listener and ones that are fun or even goofy. He is a strong advocate for growing the saxophone repertoire and is constantly pursuing new music for the instrument. As of recently he has consorted with composers Alan Theisen for a new Baritone Saxophone concerto (led by Dannel Espinoza), Michael J. Melnik with new works for Saxophone Ensemble and Quartet as well as various other student composers he has had the privilege of premiering Wind Ensemble and Quartet works for. The relationships Noah has nurtured with composers has focused on assisting them write for the true capabilities of the instrument and of course to keep them writing for the saxophone quartet and ensemble genres. Noah is a founding member of the Deco Saxophone Quartet, one of four winners of the inaugural Artist Launch Competition at the Frost School of Music.