Todd Goodman (born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1977) has been described as "one of America's promising young composers." His work has been played by principal members of the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Singapore and Seattle Symphonies. Goodman currently serves as the resident composer for the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center  outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Goodman served as resident composer for the Beaver Valley Philharmonic who commissioned his Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra  and the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra who commissioned his Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra . From 2002-2005, Mr. Goodman also served as composer-in-residence with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra who commissioned eight works during his tenure, including; his Symphony No. 1 “Fields of Crimson” , Fanfare for a New Era  Some Assembly Required  for narrator and orchestra based on a children's book co-authored by Todd Goodman and Justin Cober-Lake, and Sketches of Home .
Todd Goodman received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition at the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Masters of Music degree in composition at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently finishing a Ph.D. in theory and composition at Kent State University, he has also studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France, with the European American Musical Alliance and at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. His principal composition teachers have been Pulitzer prize winning composer George Tsontakis, David Stock, Frank Wiley, and Richard Toensing.
Todd Goodman's recordings include the February 2010, release of River of Sorrows on the Duquesne Unviersty Press CD Winds of Summer with the Duquesne University Wind Ensemble conduced by Robert Cameron. Also, the world premiere of his Symphony No. 1 “Fields of Crimson” was released through Wrong Note Media, Inc. in July 2003, marking the 140th anniversary of the subject of this work, the battle of Gettysburg.
Works for Winds