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Former TMS Student Turned Notable Composer

Noah Horowitz is a multi-faceted composer whose music has been heard at film festivals around the world, from New York to Copenhagen to Tokyo. Influenced by music from around the world, his approach focuses on capturing humanity in improvised musical performances and combining genres in unique ways.

"He wouldn't have done it without TMS", says his mother Dr. Lisa Bernd. Dr. Bernd started Noah at The Music Settlement when Noah was only in first grade. TMS instructor Linda Allen taught Noah music theory, and he went on to learn from TMS Piano instructor Patti Evans from grades fourth through twelfth.

Dr. Bernd passionately told TMS, "Patti had so much patience and love and wisdom and knowledge for this kid. What a gift she is! She saw what he had and nurtured it. She never let him give up and never accepted anything less than what he was capable of. She supported him in every opportunity he had to grow and succeed and spent countless hours teaching and coaching him. To her, he had the potential to be a complete musician, not just a kid learning to play songs. She respected and appreciated him so he respected and appreciated himself and his talents. [I] could not have imagined a better teacher."

Dr. Bernd went on to write to Linda Allen, “[Noah] learned so much and had so much fun and had such a great foundation. What you didn't know was that we couldn't afford a piano! That's why he was in theory! But economic poverty turned into musical abundance with you. You made him look forward to making music and that was everything to him."

Noah is a graduate of the NYU film scoring program where he won the NYU Film Scoring Competition, Orchestral Composition Competition and the 2019-2021 NYU Alan Menken Scholarship.

Recently also named the winner of the 2022 BMI Foundation’s Pete Carpenter Fellowship, Noah is in Los Angeles in a competitive residency for aspiring film, television, and video game composers. Just last month, December 2022, Noah added a new honor at the ASCAP Foundation Honors, receiving the Jimmy Van Heusen Award. Noah’s accreditations are sure to only transcend from here. The Music Settlement is honored to have played a part in this amazing artist’s life.

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