Noah Hadland is an active percussionist with a strong background in a multitude of genres. He brings strong rhythmic drive to the stage and performs with absolute charisma in any setting. His performances have often been described as having “strong pocket” and with a “strong emotional and physical connection to the music.” Originally from Phoenix, Arizona he now resides and performs in New York City.
As a multifaceted performer, Noah holds a steady performance schedule between ensembles and freelance work. He is a strong advocate for the creation of new music having been involved with numerous world premieres including works for symphony orchestra, mixed chamber ensembles, large percussion ensembles, musical theater, chamber percussion groups and genre fusing bands.
He is currently performing with several groups including a new music based percussion collective Cisum Percussion, a Hip-Hop/Deep Pocket group Tabemono and on drums/percussion within the massive NYC musical theater scene. Some notable performances include a production of Shakespeare in the Square’s Romeo and Juliet, being featured as the percussion soloist for Steven Mackey’s Micro Concerto, a production of a new musical Elise, performing the solo xylophone part for Henry Cowell’s Ostinato Pianissimo, a performance of Steve Reiche's Music for 18 Musicians, an upcoming premiere of Nicholas Hall’s Motion no. 7 and an upcoming performance of Jason Treating's Amid The Noise. Noah has performed in venues throughout Phoenix and NYC including performances at Cameo Gallery, Leftfield, Bushwhack Public House, Frederick Loewe Theater and more.
During his time at New York University, Steinhardt, Noah keeps a steady performance schedule within a variety of ensembles. He is often featured as an ensemble soloist and continously takes part in the universities top groups. He currently studies percussion performance under the direction of Jonathan Haas with private studies and coaching under Simon Boyar, Sean Statser (Iktus Percussion / Cadillac Moon Ensemble), Valerie Naranjo (Lion King / SNL) and Josh Quillen (Sō Percussion). He has also taken part in several masterclasses with artists such as Eriko Daimo, SR9 Trio, James Saporito and more.
Prior to living in New York, and when he travels for visits, Noah prides himself in being completely involved with his local music scene in Phoenix. His background combines involvement in worship bands, freelance work with singer/songwriters and large musical productions. Highlights include stage productions of Into the Woods with the Tempe Child’s Play troupe, Camelot with the Actors Youth Theater and continuous work with the CGCC drama studio.