Noah Kellman is a composer for film and multimedia based in New York City.
A recipient of two ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards for his compositions "The Piemaker" (2011) and “Get Lost” (2011), he is currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Scoring For Film & Multimedia at New York University. In 2017, he worked with director Federico Spiazzi and composed the music for the Columbia University Film Festival trailer, recording a 12-piece jazz big band for the score. Noah is also working currently on various innovative multimedia projects, including To Be With Hamlet, a live, Shakespeare performance that takes place in virtual reality, Where Shadows Slumber, a mobile video game that uses an interactive shadow to reveal hidden objects, and Plague the Peasants, a 2.5D Real-Time Strategy game in which the player plays as a plague infecting a village. Noah also worked alongside composer Grace Kelly as Music Producer for Raphael Sbarge’s 2017 film The Bird Who Could Fly, which won an array of awards at the Asians On Film Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Best Short Film award at the First Glance Film Festival. In 2017, Noah composed the score to Beneath the Surface, a heart-wrenching documentary about head and neck cancer patients and their battles with the disease.
A lover of all narrative music, Noah continues to create cinematic soundscapes that intersect the acoustic and electronic worlds. In the songwriting world, Noah is currently arranging and orchestrating for up-and-coming songwriter/producer Elliot Moss. He has also garnered attention across numerous media, including a feature on Indie Shuffle upon releasing his song "Just Let It Go" under his stage name, “Nozart.” In 2015, he toured the country as keyboardist/synthesist for Elliot Moss as they opened for the Cold War Kids on their winter national tour. Noah has also worked as a keyboardist for artist John Splitoff.
Noah has also built an impressive reputation as a jazz pianist and educator. In 2008 at age 16, he was the youngest person to attend the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency, where he worked with Dr. Billy Taylor and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC with other participants from around the world. He was also awarded eight Downbeat Student Music Awards. In 2009, Downbeat Magazine selected him as the “Best High School Jazz Soloist” in the country. From 2009 to 2010, Kellman attended the Brubeck Institute, where he studied and performed with jazz greats as Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. Kellman then graduated from SUNY Purchase, where he was selected for the President's Award in Arts Management.