Lindsey Goodman is known throughout North America as a soloist, recording artist, chamber collaborator, orchestral musician, educator, and clinician. Renowned for her “generous warmth of tone and a fluid virtuosity” (Charleston Gazette), “impressive artistry” (Tribune-Review), and “agility and emotion” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Ms. Goodman has performed solo and chamber concerts, taught masterclasses, and given presentations at countless series, festivals, and universities. Ms. Goodman maintains an active teaching studio of flutists grades four through twelve in Pickerington, Ohio. Her students’ accomplishments include winning the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition and performing as principal flute or piccolo in the Ohio Music Education Association All-State Band, Columbus Youth Symphonic Band, and OMEA Regional Orchestra. Goodman Flute Studios members have been members of Ohio State, Capital, and Ohio Universities’ Honor Bands, and hold first chair and piccolo positions in their high school concert and marching bands. Graduates successfully work as professional music educators throughout the country. A dedicated educator of all ability levels, Ms. Goodman is on faculty at West Virginia State University and Marietta College as adjunct lecturer of flute. Ms. Goodman is solo flutist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. A committed advocate for new music, she has over one hundred world premieres to her credit, and her solo albums reach through the sky (New Dynamic Records) and returning to heights unseen (Navona Records) feature works written for her by living composers.
Ms. Goodman loves to teach all ages and ability levels from the very first lesson through fellow professional musicians. A student of New York Philharmonic principal flutist Robert Langevin and former Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal piccoloist Walfrid Kujala, she passes their teaching legacy and her 18-year professional experience on for each student, crafting fine flutists and life-long musical advocates. Ms. Goodman believes that the study of music teaches us both an instrument and life lessons of dedication, short- and long-term goal setting, responsibility, accountability, communication, creativity, positive self-esteem, and the appreciation of beauty in our world.