AGE 44 I DALLAS, TEXAS I UNITED STATES
Noah DeGarmo’s lifetime goal: to be a physician who is active in music. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Cornell University, the Carlisle, Massachusetts native graduated medical school at Columbia University and completed his residency at Northwestern University. Now a respected and well-published emergency medicine physician, he holds a position at Arlington Memorial Hospital. He grew up seriously studying both the piano and oboe (he has a minor in the former from Cornell), and lamented the limited performance opportunity after college, which led to amateur competition participation (he competed in Chicago, as well as at the 2016 Cliburn Amateur). Having struggled with tendonitis since he was 18, he also has a passion for helping musicians with the prevention of performance- and practice-related injury.