Lindsey Goodman, flutist
Lindsey Goodman is known for her “generous warmth of tone and a fluid virtuosity” (Charleston Gazette), and for her “impressive artistry” (Tribune-Review), “agility, and emotion” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Renowned for her “brilliant”, “bravura performances” (Tribune-Review), Ms. Goodman is in high demand as a soloist, chamber collaborator, orchestral musician, teacher, and clinician.
As a soloist, Lindsey was most recently featured in her New York City recital debuts presented by the Phoenix Concerts and PRISM Projects; as concerto soloist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Bach and Beyond International Baroque Soloists (NY), and the River Cities Symphony Orchestra (OH); in “a near perfect recital” (Daily Mail) presented by the Charleston Chamber Music Society (WV); and as the guest artist for Marshall University’s FluteWorks festival (WV). Goodman has performed as a featured soloist at the National Flute Association Convention (NC), the June in Buffalo festival (NY), the NewSound Festival presented by the Ethos New Music Society (NY), the Sound Series at the Andy Warhol Museum (PA), the Marshall University New Music Festival (WV), and at Walfrid Kujala’s retirement gala (IL). In the past four seasons, she has presented recitals at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University (OH), Duquesne University (PA), University of Akron (OH), West Virginia University, Capital University (OH), University of Mount Union (OH), Frostburg State University (MD), and Allegheny College (PA). Lindsey’s interpretations of Mathew Rosenblum’s Under the Rainbow for flute and soundtrack on New World Records, and Russell Pinkston's Lizamander for flute and electronics on the CD against the emptiness are commercially available, and she has been featured in radio broadcasts on WQXR (NYC), WQED (PA), WMRT (OH), and West Virginia Public Radio. Ms. Goodman will record and release her debut solo CD of commissions on New Dynamic Records during the 2014 - 2015 season.
An avid performer of new music, “flutist Lindsey Goodman appears to know no fear in tackling the most demanding music” (Tribune-Review). A strong advocate for emerging composers and electroacoustic or multimedia works, Lindsey is an active commissioner of new pieces, and has given over fifty-five world premieres, including nineteen solo and chamber compositions written especially for her. Goodman is in her thirteenth season as solo flutist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, a group with whom she has recorded two CDs and a DVD, made two international tours, and been featured ten times as soloist. Additionally, Lindsey has performed contemporary chamber music at Carnegie Hall (NYC) on the invitation of John Adams and David Robertson, with the new music band Alarm Will Sound in the Miller Theatre (NYC), as flutist/actress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), with Music on the Edge (PA), for FestivALL (WV), and as guest artist on the Fresh Ink Music Series (NC). Ms. Goodman, with collaborator Robert Frankenberry, is co-founder of Chrysalis, a transformative duo commissioning works for singing flutist and singing pianist.
As an orchestral musician, Goodman holds the Martha Gaines Wehrle Chair in her seventh season as principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and can be heard on both of the orchestra’s CD releases. Lindsey has also performed with the Toledo (OH), Akron (OH), Lima (OH), and River Cities (WV) Symphony Orchestras; the Fort Wayne (IN), Erie (PA), and Tuscarawas (OH) Philharmonics; the Ohio Valley and New World Symphonies (FL), and is an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH). Ms. Goodman is on faculty at Marietta College (OH) as adjunct lecturer of flute, and at CODA Mountain Academy of Music, a summer festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Additionally, Lindsey is sought after as a clinician, giving flute master classes and presentations on music careers and entrepreneurship, working with electronics, and the commissioning process to students at twenty universities and colleges across seven states in the last four seasons.
For the 2013 - 2014 season, Lindsey looks forward to her multiple new roles as artistic advisor for The Kanawha Forum 2.0, a new chamber music series featuring the music of our time in Charleston, West Virginia; as a member of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble board of directors; and as the adjunct flute faculty member at Ashland University (OH) for a one-year appointment. Notable performances for Ms. Goodman this season include a solo recital and presentation at Marshall University (WV) as the Birke Fine Arts Symposium guest artist, Burr Van Nostrand’s Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival with Music on the Edge (PA), performing on George Pope’s Gala Tribute Concert at the University of Akron (OH), recording Mark Zanter’s The Persistence of Memory for flute and Max/MSP for CD release, two chamber music concerts at The Kanawha Forum 2.0, and premiering two commissions for flute and electronics: Judith Shatin’s Penelope’s Song and Roger Dannenberg’s Separation Logic.
A student of New York Philharmonic principal flutist Robert Langevin, Lindsey also studied with Walfrid Kujala, former principal piccolo of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She received her masters degree from Northwestern University, her bachelors degree summa cum laude from Duquesne University, and a professional studies diploma from the Manhattan School of Music’s orchestral performance program. Born in Virginia and raised in Ohio, Ms. Goodman resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and dog. There, she maintains an active teaching studio with students who have won state and regional honors as soloists and ensemble members, and trains as a classical mezzo-soprano. Ms. Goodman gave her professional vocal debut with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh in 2009, her New York City vocal debut in 2011, her soloist debut with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 2012, has commissioned five works for singing flutist, and can be heard singing on recital events throughout central Ohio. For more information, visit www.LindseyGoodman.com.