Noa Even is an Ohio-based saxophonist dedicated to sparking deeper interest in the arts of today through the performance of contemporary music.

As a member of Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo, Dr. Even has performed in Southeast Asia, Europe, Canada and throughout the United States. The duo was awarded a 2012-2013 CMS Yamaha-in-Residence Fellowship to present outreach programs in Iowa. Ogni Suono’s debut album, Invisible Seams, features commissioned works. Dr. Even’s saxophone and drum set duo, Patchwork, works with composers to build an eclectic body of new music. Formed in 2013, the duo has appeared in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New York, and Cleveland.

Dr. Even won 3rd place at the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in 2011 where she performed as a soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also a prizewinner at the 2009 MTNA Competition.

As a guest lecturer, Dr. Even has presented master classes at numerous schools, such as Peabody Conservatory, Israel Conservatory, University of Houston, and Western University in Ontario. She has also taught clinics in Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, and Thailand.

Dr. Even serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Kent State University and recently completed her DMA at Bowling Green State University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s in performance and music education from Northwestern University. Additional studies include enrollment at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris. Her primary instructors include John Sampen, Debra Richtmeyer, Jean-Michel Goury, and Fred Hemke.

Dr. Even is a Conn-Selmer artist and performs exclusively on Selmer-Paris saxophones.

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