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About Lindsey Goodman


Flutist Lindsey Goodman is a soloist, recording artist, chamber collaborator, orchestral musician, educator, and clinician whose “palette of tone colors includes cool silver, warm chocolate, the bright colors of a sunrise, and the deep blue of midnight.” (The Flutist Quarterly) Renowned for her “energy and artistry, conveying her exuberance and creativity” (Pittsburgh in the Round), Lindsey has performed solo and chamber concerts, taught masterclasses, and given presentations at countless series, festivals, and universities. Performances “played with conviction” (New York Times) have been heard across three continents, including at Carnegie Hall, Eastman School of Music, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Google headquarters, University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music, several National and Canadian Flute Association conventions, across China, and on the Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone podcast.

Ms. Goodman maintains active teaching studios of flutists grades six through adults in Pickerington, Ohio and Charleston, West Virginia, and virtually across North America. These students’ accomplishments include winning the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition and PANdemonium4's Virtual Ohio Flute Competition High School Division, performing on the West Virginia State Honors Recital, and performing as principal flute and/or piccolo in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) All-State Band, West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Youth Symphonic Band, OMEA South-Eastern Regional Orchestra, Capital Junior Winds, and Fairfield All-County High School and Junior High Bands. Her students have also been selected as members of the West Virginia High School All-State Band, West Virginia Middle School All-State Band, Ohio State University Honors Band, Capital University Honors Band, Ohio University Honors Band, Marshall University Honors Band (WV), Capital Cadet Band, Ohio State University Middle School Honors Band, Ohio University Honors Flute Choir, Otterbein University Flute Choir Day, and OMEA District 15 Middle School Band. During the summers, her students have attended the Ohio State University Flute Workshop, Capital University Winds and Percussion Camp, and the Ohio University Band Camp. Her students regularly hold first chair and piccolo positions in their high school and junior high concert and marching bands, and they have gone on to study music at Ohio, Miami (OH), Capital (OH), Youngstown State (OH), Ohio Wesleyan, and Virginia Tech Universities and the University College London (UK) on talent scholarships. Studio graduates successfully work as music educators in six K-12 school districts and as arts administrators in Ohio and South Carolina. Additionally, Ms. Goodman’s students have earned 185 superior ratings on flute and piccolo solos at OMEA and WVMEA solo and ensemble adjudicated events in the past twenty years.

A dedicated educator for all ability levels, Ms. Goodman is on faculty at Otterbein University and Glenville State University (WV) as adjunct lecturer of flute. Since in 2013, she has also offered online lessons with regularly-scheduled sessions for collegiate, adult, and professional students specializing in orchestral audition preparation, collegiate auditions, and special repertoire projects for all levels. Ms. Goodman has served as adjunct lecturer of flute at Marietta College, Ashland University, and West Virginia State University, as interim professor of flute at West Virginia, Capital, and Ashland Universities, and is on summer faculty of the Mostly Modern Festival (NY). Additionally, Ms. Goodman is sought after as a clinician for masterclasses and presentations on music careers, entrepreneurship, extended techniques, electroacoustics, chamber collaboration, and commissioning, reaching students across two countries during the last fifteen seasons. She has also written for The Flute View and The Flute Examiner periodicals. 

A committed advocate for living composers and electroacoustic music, Lindsey “appears to know no fear in tackling the most demanding music” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) and is an active commissioner of new works with 214 world premieres to her credit. On her debut solo album, reach through the sky (New Dynamic Records), Lindsey “performs impeccably with superlative elegance and flair” (The Flute View), and her second solo release, returning to heights unseen (PARMA Recordings), is “a feast of sound and texture, showcasing her skill as a flutist and an interpreter of contemporary music”. (The Flutist Quarterly) Both feature all commissioned pieces. Her third solo album, Etereo (PARMA Recordings), is "an enthralling album of new works for flute” (The Flute View), and she can also be heard in solo, concerto, chamber, vocal, and orchestral performances on the New World, BMOP/sound, Albany, and New Focus labels, among others. Lindsey has given multiple professional recitals in New York City, performed concertos from Mozart to commissioned works across the United States and Canada, and been featured in live and recorded radio broadcasts on stations around the world.

Lindsey, “a flutist who has it all” (The Whole Note), is principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, instructor of flute at Otterbein University and Glenville State University, artist faculty member of the Mostly Modern Festival, and solo flutist of the new music ensemble What Is Noise. She is a founding member of flute quartet PANdemonium4 and of Chrysalis, a singing flutist and singing pianist duo, showcasing her training as a classical mezzo-soprano. For over 18 seasons, she performed as solo flutist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. A student of Robert Langevin and Walfrid Kujala, Lindsey received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, and Duquesne University. 



During the 2024 - 2025 season, Lindsey eagerly anticipates making her Weill Recital Hall recital debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, releasing her latest album of works by living composers, in the company of music, with PARMA Recordings, and performing at Lincoln Center in New York City with What Is Noise. She resides in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband, percussionist, composer, and educator Chris Carmean, and their puppy Beau.

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