Increasingly in demand as a recitalist and collaborative chamber musician, Altus Flutes Performing Artist, Dr. Rik Noyce, is known for his rich, expressive tone, and his passionate musicality. An advocate of contemporary composition, he has commissioned and premiered several new works. He has held principal positions with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles, and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Noyce may be heard on several recordings, including those for Oregon Catholic Press, and with Shelly Cohen, former assistant musical director of Johnny Carson’s
Noyce is cofounder and faculty member of Whole Musician; a collaboration of five uniquely experienced flutists who offer unparalleled intensive retreats around the globe addressing the mental, physical, and musical demands placed on the 21st century performer.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Rik Noyce began musical studies at the New England Conservatory Extension Division and later earned his degree as Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Hartt School of Music. After spending time performing in the New England tri-state area, a full talent scholarship brought him to southern California.
Noyce holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts, with distinction, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Master of Music with highest distinction from California State University, Northridge. He also served as adjunct faculty at both universities. He currently serves as Lecturer in Music at Loyola Marymount University and as Lecturer in Music and Humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
In addition to his many musical accomplishments, Noyce has been coaching people’s lives for nearly fifteen years and is a certified coach by the International Coach Federation. He has coached several hundreds of people from all walks of life with time management, personal goals and productivity, creative blocks, stage fright, and performance anxiety. Thanks to consistently improving technology, he is able to work with people around the world via video chat and phone.