Alberto Ginastera Fellow
“The very model of a modern, cool composer,” Noah Luna enjoys a whirlwind career of composing original concert music, writing arrangements and orchestrations for pop, rock, and hip hop artists, acting as publishing agent for a number of today’s top composers, and advocating for young musicians to become more involved in today’s contemporary music scene. Luna has been Young Artist-in-Residence with Berkeley Symphony through their “Under Construction Project” (Now: Earshot), editor and arranger for San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s Incredible Shrinking Orchestra Project arranging massive works for 14 players of the SFCO, has had works premiered by the Curious Flights Festival Orchestra, SF Wind Ensemble, Friction Quartet, AREON Flutes, Steinway Artist Lara Downes, and has new works set to premier this upcoming season with Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Clerestory, and The Trinity Alps Chamber Festival where he is to serve as the composer in residence.
Luna also recently joined a collaboration with the band Streetlight Manifesto: arranging their songs to be performed with an acoustic rock ensemble along with full orchestra, which Luna will conduct at two not-to-be-missed concerts in LA and NYC. His background in popular music, as a performer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor, has seen him sharing the stage with artists such as: Kanye West, Billy Joel, Damien McGinty (of Fox’s hit show Glee), Ethan Bortnick (for his PBS Special The Power of Music), Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Mondheit, hip hop artist Rey Res, and The Chunky Turtlenecks. In addition to his work as a composer and arranger, Luna owns and operates a publishing company, BCP Music, which provides composers with publishing agency, copyist services, editing, and order fulfillment. He lives with his wife, daughter, and son in San Jose, California.
Music created during Cycle Two: