Our lives -- especially our lives as musicians -- are molded by a confluence of our experiences and how we have reacted to those experiences. It stands to reason, therefore, that discovering and appreciating a holistic approach to our playing is the most freeing and beneficial of all.
Recitalist, collaborative chamber musician, and Altus Flutes Performing Artist, Dr. Rik Noyce, is known for his rich and expressive tone, as well as his passionate musicality. An advocate of contemporary composition, he has commissioned and premiered several new works for flute and alto flute. He has held principal positions with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles, and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, and Europe.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Rik Noyce began musical studies at the New England Conservatory Extension Division and later earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. After spending time performing in the New England area, a full talent scholarship brought him to southern California.
Noyce holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Music, and a Master of Music with highest distinction from California State University, Northridge. He has served as adjunct faculty at both universities and currently serves as Lecturer in Music at both Loyola Marymount University and 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 twenty years and is a certified coach by the International Coach Federation. He has coached 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.