Susanella Noble was born in New York City and raised in Iowa and Colorado. After completing her BME and MA degrees at the University of Denver, she studied flute in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Maxence Larrieu, Alain Marion, and Andras Adjoran. As part of a flute/guitar duo, she has toured across the country and performed at many colleges and concert series, as well as Columbia Artists Community Concerts with stellar acclaim. Ms. Noble has taught at Metropolitan State College, and the University of Denver, and given master classes in colleges and universities. With her neo-jazz ensemble, Cordillera, she has performed at Jazz In The Sangres, Pike’s Peak Jazz Festival, many famous venues, and released two albums of original works.
Ms. Noble first visited Hawai‘i Island in 1983 to perform in a few concerts and immediately fell under the Island’s spell. In 2002 two she moved here. She is one of the founding members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and has been principal flute since its inception. In 2005 she performed a flute concerto with the KPO for which West Hawaii Today reported, “The audience clapped endlessly at every pause in the music.”
Susanella is very proud to represent her musical family by serving on the Board of Directors for the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra.