"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very
silent if no birds sang except the best."
- Henry Van Dyke
Kelsey Noble is a Calgary based freelance musician and educator. She is a core member of the new music ensemble Timepoint and a section member of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. Kelsey is an active educator teaching private flute lessons and clinics in Calgary. In addition to her private teaching, she works at Music and Play as an early childhood music teacher. She frequently organizes small ensembles for corporate functions and weddings. Kelsey strongly believes that music is for everyone and, in the right environment, everyone can develop a lifelong appreciation of music.
Kelsey's musical journey started at the age of four with piano lessons. After five years of lessons, she decided to explore other interests. She continued to experience music informally in school, dancing around the house to music and singing in community choirs until she was thirteen. At thirteen, Kelsey was introduced to her great-grandfather's fife from the second world war, entranced by it, she decided she wanted to take flute lessons. This was the beginning of a deeper love and appreciation for music that had her pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance at the University of Calgary. Having graduated in 2016, she began a career as a freelance musician and teacher in Calgary and the surrounding area.
At the University of Calgary, Kelsey studied with Gwen Klassen and had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses for Lorna McGhee, Susan Hoeppner, Carolyn Christie and Christie Reside. A lifelong learner, Kelsey frequently attends masterclasses, workshops and summer programs to further her professional development. She has attended the Pender Island Flute Retreat three times where she was exposed to Alexander Technique and had the opportunity to audit masterclasses with William Bennett and perform for Lorna McGhee. Kelsey is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Education at the University of Calgary.
During her time at the University, Kelsey held the position of Concert Master for the Wind Ensemble and performed with the University Orchestra along with several smaller chamber ensembles throughout her degree. In her second year, she was one of four music students selected to perform in the School of Creative and Performing Arts’ inaugural interdisciplinary show Aesop’s Fables. This project ignited Kelsey’s interest in both new compositions and interdisciplinary performances, an interest she continues to actively explore.