photo of Canadian Composer Ryan Noakes with the mountains of Banff in the background

Welcome to the website of Canadian Composer Ryan Noakes

Ryan Noakes is a Canadian composer, singer, and freelance audio recording engineer. Born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia, he received his BMus in composition and theory in 2008 from the University of Victoria, and his MMus in composition in 2012 from the University of British Columbia. He has recently returned to his home town of Kamloops.


Why I (Mostly) Don’t Like “Concert Black”

This isn’t exactly a new complaint on my part, so it’s really no secret that I’m not a fan of performers defaulting to concert black most of the time. It came up in conversation again recently, and there was actually a specific request for me to write a post about it,┬áso let’s dive in to my thoughts. Read the full post

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