FILM

COLDWOOD
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Produced by: Baird Media
Director: Justin Baird
Starring: Carly Jones, Savanah Wiltfong, Les Mahoney

FIVE FINGERS
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
A Lionsgate / Element Films production
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Ryan Phillippe
With: Gina Torres, Colm Meany, Said Taghmaoui,
Touriya Haoud

SEANCE
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Produced by: Rick Vasquez/4 Lane Productions  
Starring: Corey Feldman, Adam West

INDIAN COWBOY
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Director: Nikhil Kamkolkar/Kamkol Productions
Starring:  Sheetal Sheth, Deep Katdare

SHORTS

TRAINER
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Produced by: Glenn Davis Productions
Director: Glenn Davis
Starring: Lisa McCluskey
Menlo Park Film Festival

STARDUST  
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Produced by:
Immersiv Entertainment/Balboa-Diviny Productions
Writer: Sean Diviny
Director: Art Chudabala
Featured in: The Method Festival, Burbank

MEET ME IN THE MORNING
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Writen and Directed by: Josh Rifkin

ANIMATION

PRIME ORDEAL
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Game Pilot/Created by Keith Hunter
(Director of Modelling, Rhythm & Hues)
Los Angeles Film Festival

REGINA COELI
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Directed by Maria Elena Rodriguez
(Animation Manager, THE SIMPSONS)
Featured in: The San Francisco Film Festival

ARRANGING

SINGER / SONGWRITERS

PIXIE LOTT
EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIMES
String  Arrangement
by Noah Agruss & CJ Baran
from the album YOUNG FOOLISH HAPPY
on Mercury Records

HELLO ASTRONAUT
WHEN SHE LEAVES
String Arrangement by Noah Agruss
from the EP, THE ONLY ONE

JOSH RIFKIN
All String Arrangements by Noah Agruss
for the albums:
GREEN LIGHTS
LATE BLOOMER
GUEST HOUSE

NATASHA SLAYTON
(The Pussycat Dolls)
String Arrangements by Noah Agruss
for the songs:
LITTLE MISS LADY
DARE YOU:

VITAMIN STRING QUARTET
Tribute Albums for Vitamin Records
Arranged and Produced  by Noah Agruss:

PARAMORE
RADIOHEAD / In Rainbows
THE KILLERS / Hot Fuss
PER_VERSIONS
DEFTONES
INXS
THE OFFSPRING
ELLIOTT SMITH
JET
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
PETER GABRIEL
MICHAEL BUBLE
CELTIC WOMAN
BOB SEGER
ALT. ROCK HITS, VOL. 3
MODERN ROCK HITS, VOL. 1    
STRUNG OUT, VOL. 7
STRUNG OUT, VOL. 10

PIANO ARRANGEMENT

CELTIC PIANO
A Tribute to VAN MORRISON
Vitamin Records
Arranged and Produced  by Noah Agruss

ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENT

THE SCORCHED EARTH ORCHESTRA PERFORMS SLIPKNOT
Vitamin Records
Arranged and Produced  by Noah Agruss

TELEVISION

FOX

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
Final Dance: Season 4: Show 9: 2008
"Hallelujah" - Vitamin Records
The String Quartet Tribute to PARAMORE
String Arrangement by Noah Agruss

NBC

2008  OLYMPIC  GAMES / Beijing
Original Music Cues by
Noah Agruss & Michael Andreas

PBS 

CELESTIAL EMPIRE
Produced by Power Sports International
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
“Hong Kong - City of Light"
“Archeology”
“Beijing”
“Art of Dining”
“Diversity”

HISTORY CHANNEL

IN SEARCH OF HISTORY
Original Music by Noah Agruss
Music Director Michael Andreas
Produced by Weller-Grossman Productions
“Paul the Apostle" (narrated by Martin Sheen)
“Potions and Poisons"
“The Kings: From Babylon to Baghdad"
“Saint Peter: The Rock"
“Joseph: The Silent Saint”

TV - TECHNICAL

HOLLYWOOD SALUTES EASTER SEALS
Music Copyist Noah Agruss
Music Director: Michael Andreas

TV  COMMERCIAL SPOTS

HYUNDAI - "HyundaiUSA.com"
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Joy Park/Aries Media Productions, Hollywood, CA

TOPS SUPER MARKETS - "See the Savings"
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Barkley/Evergreen, Kansas City, KS

SONIC DRIVE-INS - “Wacky Pack”
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Barkley/Evergreen, Kansas City, KS

PEARLE VISION  - "Portrait"
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Barkley/Evergreen, Kansas City, KS
2001 ADDY Award Nomination

BUSCH BEER  - “Skunky Beer”
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
DDB Needham, Chicago

BLUE SHIELD / BLUE CROSS
“We Can Work With That"
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
NCI Advertising, New York

MUSIC LOGO / FILM and TV
HSI / TOMORROW FILMS
Original Music Logo ID - “Directors’ Reels”
Produced and Composed
by Noah Agruss & Josh Rifkin

THEATER

THE  ODYSSEY  THEATRE - Los Angeles, CA

AN ACT OF REPARATION
Written by Cathal Gallagher
Produced by Peter Gallagher

B  STREET THEATRE - Sacramento, CA

Founders: Tim Busfield, Actor, Producer, Director (Damages, Lipstick Jungle, Sunset Strip, Without a Trace, West Wing, Thirty Something, etc.) and Buck Busfield, Artistic Director, Writer, Director

HANSEL & GRETEL
Original Adaptation by:
Jerry R. Montoya and Malachi Montoya
Directed by: Sarah Zemach
Composer: Original Music and Songs by Noah Agruss

YOUNG TOM EDISON
Premiere: Original Production
Written by: Buck Busfield
Directed By: Willy Busfield
Composer: Original Music by Noah Agruss

THE SNOW QUEEN
Original Adaptation by David Pierini
(from Robert Louis Stevenson book)
Directed by Buck Busfield
Composer: Original Music and Songs by Noah Agruss

CINDERELLA
Original Adaptation by Buck Busfield
Directed by: Greg Alexander
Composer: Original Music and Songs by Noah Agruss

THE  GOLDEN  HARP
Premiere: An Original Musical for Children
Written and Directed by Greg Alexander
Composer: Original Music and Songs by Noah Agruss

DOUBT
Pullizer Prize Play by John Patrick Shanley
Composer: Original Music by Noah Agruss
Directed by McKenna Dabbs

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
Original Adaptation by David Pierini
(from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain)
Composer: Original Music by Noah Agruss

LUNE: PRONOUNCED LOONY
Original Production - World Premiere
Written by Kira Obolensky/Directed by Buck Busfield
Composer, Original Music: Noah Agruss

RUMPELSTILTSKIN
Original Adaptation by Jerry Montoya
Composer: Original Music by Noah Agruss

ALEXANDER: WHO’S NOT, NOT... GOING TO MOVE
Directed by Dave Pierini
Music Director/Arranger Noah Agruss

THE PRINCESS & THE PAUPER
Original Adaptation by Dave Pierini
(from “Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain)
Directed by Jerry Montoya
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss

JOHNNY TREMAIN
Original Adaptation by Richard Helleson
(from “Johnny Tremain” by Ester Forbes)
Directed by Buck Busfield
Music Director/Composer/Arranger: Noah Agruss

TREASURE ISLAND
Original Adaptation by Jerry Montoya
(from book by Robert Louis Stevenson)
Directed by Buck Busfield
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss

JACKIE  ROBINSON:  SAFE AT HOME
Original Musical written by Tony D’Juan
Directed by Buck Busfield
Composer, Original Music and Songs by Noah Agruss

FROG & TOAD
Directed by Greg Alexander
Music Director/Arranger: Noah Agruss

ALEXANDER’S  TERRIBLE,  HORRIBLE,
NO  GOOD,  VERY  BAD  DAY
Directed by Buck Busfield
Music Director/Arranger: Noah Agruss

BEGGARS  STRIKE
Directed by Buck Busfield
Music Director/Composer/Arranger: Noah Agruss

SACRAMENTO THEATRE COMPANY:

CYRANO
Sound Design & Music Direction by Noah Agruss

OF MICE AND MEN
Sound Design by Noah Agruss

CALIFORNIA STAGE:

THE SUNSHINE BOYS
Director Dennis Wilkerson
Starring Mitch Agruss, Dan Harlan, Greg Alexander
Composer, Original Music: Noah Agruss

CHAMBER MUSIC

"Eight Decades" by Noah Agruss
Violin: J'anna Jacoby
Piano: Noah Agruss

"Big Rig"
written by Noah Agruss
(as heard on the original track) on:
The String Quartet Tribute to:
The Killers

Performed for the:
UNITED NATIONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
TRIBUTE CONCERT, City of San Francisco,
(a New Release Alliance chamber music event)
Three Chinese Poems” by Noah Agruss

EDUCATION

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Guitar & Theory

SOUND MASTERS RECORDING SCHOOL
Studio Engineering

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
Composition and Media Arts
Mentors:
Pulitzer Prize Composer Wayne Peterson,
Multi-Media Artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson,
Composers Herb Bielawa and Roger Nixon

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
Film Scoring with Film Composer
Dan Wyman (The Lawnmower Man)
NOAH AGRUSS                                                           
 composer • orchestrator • arranger                                            
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Composer Noah Agruss works from his studio in Sherman Oaks, California. 

Noah is known as a skilled and congenial collaborator whose credits are as varied as his score for the Lionsgate feature FIVE FINGERS (starring Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe), theater music for children, music for NBC’s broadcast of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and cutting edge pop string arrangements for Vitamin Records and singer-songwriters such as Pixie Lott, Natasha Slayton, Hello Astronaut, Josh Rifkin etc.

"As a small boy, in Northern California, I fell, big-time for music watching the Wizard of Oz on TV," Agruss says. "It wasn't just the songs that caught my attention, though.  All of that brilliant underscore and orchestration really opened my ears to beautiful film scoring early on."

In addition to scoring duties, these days Agruss also enjoys bringing rich music to today's kids, writing catchy songs for Children's Musicals, premiering collaborations with the creatives at B Street Theatre, founded in Sacramento by Artistic Director/playwright Buck Busfield and his brother actor/producer Tim Busfield.  "It's so gratifying to watch those little faces light up in an audience packed full of kids on opening day," Noah says.

Agruss credits his parents, actors themselves, for supporting him through piano and guitar lessons. He played in jazz and rock bands in High School and studied guitar and jazz theory at Berklee College of Music in Boston, before moving to Hollywood, to work as a studio musician and sound engineer.

"It was at that point that I really dug into 20th century music and film score," as Noah recalls. "“It began to dawn on me that my desire to become a ‘real’ composer was in direct conflict with the glaring gaps in my knowledge of orchestration, form and process."

So, Agruss returned to in-depth studies at San Francisco State University where he found great mentors in Pulitzer Prize winning composer Wayne Peterson, concert band legend Roger Nixon, composer Herb Bielawa and multimedia artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman-Leeson (Strange Culture and Teknolust starring Tilda Swinton).

There, Agruss also co-founded New Release Alliance, a group of composers staging live performances of new chamber music works. 
He also studied piano with Tom Constanten (The Grateful Dead), learned scoring technique from film composer Dan Wyman (The Lawnmower Man), and began to embrace the technologies that he uses so expertly today.
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