Clifton J. (Jerry) Noble

Staff Pianist

Jerry Noble at the piano

Contact & Office Hours

Sage Hall B3



B.A., Amherst College

M.A., Smith College


Pianist/guitarist/composer Clifton J. Noble, Jr. is a sought-after musical collaborator who performs across a wide range of genres and styles. His original compositions and arrangements have been played by professional and student choral and instrumental ensembles and by soloists throughout the U.S. and around the world. The music he composes reflects a diverse and eclectic range of influences, including classical art music, jazz, blues, gospel, folk music, liturgical music, musical theater, and (his favorite) rock ‘n’ roll. Noble’s music is published by Subito Music, Warner Chappell, and ArtistTec, Inc., a company founded and managed with his wife, writer and editor, Kara Noble. His compositions have been recorded by artists including saxophonist Lynn Klock, the Brigham Young University Women’s Chorus, Anima: The Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, and violinist Joel Pitchon. Noble has served as Staff Accompanist for the Smith College Music Department since 1986, and he has written classical music features and reviews for the Springfield Republican newspapers since 1988. He holds a BA from Amherst College (1983) and an MA from Smith College (1988), where he studied composition with M. Lewis Spratlan and Donald Wheelock.