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), Ms. Goodman 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 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.

Ms. Goodman maintains active teaching studios of flutists grades five through twelve in both Pickerington and Marietta, Ohio. These students’ accomplishments include winning the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition and performing as principal flute and/or piccolo in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) All-State Band, 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 Ohio State University Honors Band, Capital University Honors Band, Ohio University Honors Band, 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 State, 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 at K-12 schools throughout Ohio. Additionally, Ms. Goodman’s students have earned 157 superior ratings on flute and piccolo solos at OMEA solo and ensemble adjudicated events in the past sixteen years.

A dedicated educator for all ability levels, Ms. Goodman is on faculty at Marietta College (OH), Ashland University (OH), Glenville State College (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 interim professor of flute at West Virginia, Capital (OH), and Ashland (OH) Universities, and has been on summer faculty of the Mostly Modern Festival (NY) and CODA Mountain Academy of Music (WV). She is a co-founder of both the Mid-Ohio Flute Intensive and PANdemonium4 Summer Flute Symposium summer masterclasses. 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 eleven seasons. She has also written for The Flute View and The Flute Examiner periodicals. 

A committed advocate for living composers and electroacoustic music, Ms. Goodman “appears to know no fear in tackling the most demanding music” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) and is an active commissioner of new works with 155 world premieres to her credit. For over 18 seasons, she performed as solo flutist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. On her debut solo album, reach through the sky (New Dynamic Records), Ms. Goodman “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, chamber, vocal, and orchestral performances on the New World, Albany, and New Focus labels, among others. Ms. Goodman 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.


Ms. Goodman is principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, adjunct lecturer of flute at Marietta College, Ashland University, and Glenville State College, and solo flutist of the new music ensemble What Is Noise. She is a founding member of flute quartet PANdemonium4, the Leviathan Trio (flute, cello, and piano), and Chrysalis, a singing flutist and singing pianist duo, showcasing her training as a classical mezzo-soprano. A student of Robert Langevin and Walfrid Kujala, Ms. Goodman received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, and Duquesne University. She resides in central Ohio with her husband, percussionist, composer, and educator Chris Carmean, and their dog Jack. www.LindseyGoodman.com