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Saxophonist Edward Goodman is a versatile emerging performer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms.
He has received numerous awards of regional and national acclaim, including first prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Classical Solo Competition, 1st prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, winner of Michigan State University’s Concerto Competition, and winner of University of Michigan’s Concerto Competition.
Goodman serves as Soprano Chair and a founding member of The Moanin’ Frogs. First Prize Winners of the 2018 M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition, their passion, quality, variety, instrumentation, and focus on the audience experience set them apart. With The Moanin’ Frogs, Goodman has performed at small towns to major performance halls alike throughout the US and abroad, such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Detroit Public Television; eight performances in and around the SaxOpen Festival Strasbourg, France; to rural Arkansas. The Moanin’ Frogs have entered into partnership with the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, allowing the ensemble to give performances and interactive sessions with students nationwide. Their debut recording was released on Teal Creek Music in 2017. Other chamber ensembles Goodman has performed with include the internationally acclaimed PRISM Saxophone Quartet and the award winning Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet.
An accomplished orchestral performer, Goodman regularly has been invited to serve as principle saxophonist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra under José Luis Gomez, and has been invited to perform in the wind sections of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, the Music Academy of the West Orchestra under Larry Rachleff, the New World Symphony under Jeffrey Milarsky, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under Arie Lipsky, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Kiesler. Equally at home in jazz as an improviser, Goodman regularly performs in chamber jazz settings. He was a regular member of The Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, an early jazz big band based in Ann Arbor, MI. Being an avid promoter of new music, he has commissioned several pieces for the saxophone in a variety of mediums as a result of his versatility as an artist, comissioning repertoire by notable composer such as Gregory Wanamkaer, Daniel Asia, and Greg Simon.
Goodman has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several colleges across the country as well as internationally, including Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Memphis, Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Aulnay sous Bois, France, and 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 2 Conference.
In the summer, Goodman serves on the faculty of the internationally renowned Interlochen Center of the Arts Saxophone Institute along with PRSIM Saxophone Quartet, and has served on the faculty for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Edward Goodman is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (2016) and Master of Music (2013) degrees in saxophone performance and improvisation from the University of Michigan where he studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister, Professor Donald Sinta, and Professor Andrew Bishop. At the University of Michigan he was a receipient of the Lawerence Teal Fellowship. Goodman received Bachelor of Music degrees from Michigan State University (2010) in saxophone performance and music education where he studied with Professor Joseph Lulloff and Professor Diego Rivera.