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Vance Wolverton (left), representing the Board of Directors of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, presents Weston Noble with an American Classical Music Hall of Fame medallion. (Submitted photo)
Vance Wolverton (left), representing the Board of Directors of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, presents Weston Noble with an American Classical Music Hall of Fame medallion. (Submitted photo)

Decorah’s Weston Noble has been inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame (ACMHF). 

Noble was honored during a surprise reception over the weekend in Des Moines. 

Vance Wolverton, Board member of the ACMHF, presented the award to Noble on behalf of his organization, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

“Today we honor Weston Noble, whose distinguished career as an educator and conductor spans more than seven decades. As the Johnson Professor of Music Emeritus at Luther College since 2005, he is best known for his 57-year tenure as conductor of the Nordic Choir from 1948 - 2005 and the Luther College Concert Band from 1948 - 1973,” said Wolverton. 

Wolverton added Noble has served as guest director for more than 900 music festivals in three media – choral, orchestral and wind – spanning four continents in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Kremlin. 

“It is my great honor and pleasure to present Weston Noble with his American Classical Music Hall of Fame medallion,” said Wolverton. 

In addition to the medallion, Noble will be honored with an engraved brick at the the ACMHF Walk of Fame in Washington Park, downtown Cincinnati. 

 

About the Hall

Noble joins current Hall of Fame inductees Andre Watts, composer Aaron J. Kernis, the Guarneri Quartet and the American Guide of Organists.

To learn more, visit americanclassicalmusic.org.