Noam Fields-Meyer is a first-year student in UC Santa Barbara’s music theory PhD program. He earned his BA in music, summa cum laude, from Emory University in 2020 with a secondary major in linguistics. At Emory, he wrote his undergraduate thesis “De Musica: the Spheres of Musical Pedagogy,” examining the ways different pedagogies helped guide music’s shift from a Pythagorean science to performance and practice. Noam’s research interests center around how people have perceived and understood musical sound at different points in history.
Noam is a pianist, arranger, composer, conductor, and vocalist. He performed with Emory University’s Concert Choir and served as the music director and arranger for Aural Pleasure A Cappella, Emory’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. He was commissioned to arrange and conduct “Accidentally In Love” by Counting Crows for BareNaked Voices 2020, an annual concert showcasing all of the university’s vocal ensembles. In 2019, he studied 20th-century music and composition in Vienna, Austria, where he also sang in the Vienna Stadttempel choir.