Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Shawn Goodman, clarinet

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Clarinetist,Shawn Goodman,matriculated through the Indiana University School of Music Jazz Studies program, during which time she placed runner-up in the IJEA Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition.  Shawn holds a Bachelor of Music in Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis, and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Butler University, where she completed a Graduate Assistantship in Conducting with Dr. Robert Grechesky.  She has studied clarinet with Frank Glover, James Campbell, David Bellman, and Acchile Rossi. 

Goodman released her debut album, Not Benny's Goodman, in September of 2013 in collaboration with jazz pianist, Gary Walters.  Goodman and Walters were featured at the 2013 Indy Jazz Fest, and their album has received outstanding reviews internationally.  Shawn has been a featured guest artist with the Taylor University Jazz Ensemble, and a featured soloist on albums with the Wave Mechanics Union, and with Peter Terry and the City Prophets.  Shawn conducted Man of LaManchawith the Mud Creek Players in 2013 and Camelotin 2014 with the Garfield Shakespeare Company of Indianapolis. She premiered a piece for clarinet in 2012 entitled Opinionated Gestures.  The piece was composed by Matthew Bridgham in 2011, and reads "for Shawn Goodman" on the score.  Shawn plays lead alto and clarinet with the 860th Army Air Corps Swinging Sergeants WWII reenactment big-band (aka The Starry Knights Big Band), is a woodwind doubler for the BobDirex theatre company, and performs regularly with a chamber ensemble at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.

Professor Goodman is currently the All-State Jazz Coordinator for the Indiana Jazz Educators Association, and is the Conductor, President, and Co-Founder of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis.  She is an Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at the Butler University School of Music, and a University Supervisor for Butler's College of Education.  Shawn is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and plays Yamaha clarinets exclusively.  For more information, visit