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Michael Goodman

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Michael Goodman


Michael Goodman (b.1988, Lansing, Mich.) is an American composer, arts administrator, and euphoniumist.

Michael received his Master of Music degree and his Bachelor of Music degree in music composition at Michigan State University while studying under Ricardo Lorenz, Jere Hutcheson, Charles Ruggiero, and Mark Sullivan. He has also had lessons under Joel Hoffman, Armando Bayolo, William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, David Dzubay, Kieran MacMillan, and Marc Mellits. In addition, he received his Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration at Florida State University. Michael has also interned with Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, and Ensemble Dal Niente.

Goodman views composition as a communicative tool that enhances his musical and philosophical ideas. His music stems from personal, neurodivergent experiences of his own or close friends. He creates music that is organic by including acting, speech, humor, and drama. He is also known to combine various genres such as rock, jazz, and classical music to create a musical space that is uniquely expressive and authentic.

Michael’s compositions have been performed throughout North America, U.K., Portugal, Hong Kong, and Croatia by musicians, ensembles and festivals such as Sarah Lewis (2nd oboist at Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Eddie Goodman (assistant professor of saxophone at University of Arizona), the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musique 21, University of the Pacific, The Great Noise Ensemble, ensemble mise-en, Mise-en Festival, and Charlotte New Music Festival.

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