Edward Goodman

Edward Goodman's Biography

Saxophonist Edward Goodman is a versatile performer, improviser, educator and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms.

Edward is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Arizona, Fred Fox School of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The University of Michigan where Edward served as Teaching Assistant to Dr. Timothy McAllister. While at U of M, he has also studied under the legendary saxophone pedagogue Donald Sinta and jazz saxophonist Dr. Andrew Bishop while being a recipient of the Lawrence Teal Fellowship. Previously, he received degrees from U of M in saxophone performance and jazz improvisation (MM), as well as degrees in music education and performance from Michigan State University (BM). His primary teachers at MSU were Distinguished Professor Joseph Lulloff and Professor Diego Rivera.

Edward's performance career has led to appearances around the globe as a soloist, chamber musician and in various other concert settings. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Regional and National Biennial North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences and in eight performances in and around the SaxOpen Festival in Strasbourg, France, featuring his modern vaudeville saxophone sextet, The Moanin' Frogs. The Moanin' Frogs continue to define what is possible within a chamber setting by performing an expansive repertoire which explores jazz, pop and classical music.

As a soloist, Edward was awarded first prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Classical Solo Competition, and was a winner of both Michigan State University's and The University of Michigan's Concerto Competitions. He was also selected by the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to be featured as a soloist on their Collage Concerts in 2008, 2014, and 2016. As an orchestral performer, Edward has performed as principal saxophonist with 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 Tucson Symphony Orchestra under José Luis Gomez, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under Arie Lipsky and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Kiesler. He has also performed with chamber ensembles such as the PRISM Saxophone Quartet and the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet. Edward is equally at home in jazz as a composer and improviser, regularly performing 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, Edward has commissioned several pieces for the saxophone in a variety of mediums reflecting his versatility as an artist.

Edward serves on the summer faculty of both the Interlochen Center of the Arts and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

Edward is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a D'Addario Performing Artist.

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