Dr. Noam Lemish is a pianist, composer, scholar and educator. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Jazz Performance and Masters degree in Composition from the University of Toronto. He has appeared in numerous performances across the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, and in Bhutan and has released multiple albums including most recently Pardes (2018), Sonic Truffles (2018), The Magic Clavier II (2018) and The Turning (2016). His compositions include numerous jazz works for small and large ensembles, chamber, choral, piano, and “The People’s King”: a commissioned multi-cultural suite in celebration the King of Bhutan’s 30th birthday composed while teaching music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan in 2010. His research focuses on jazz cosmopolitanism, improvisation pedagogy and Deep Listening. Dr. Lemish is currently teaching at the University of Toronto’s jazz studies program, and at UTSC’s Department of Arts, Media & Culture and co-directs the Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative.