Podcast #22: Chad Goodman


“It wasn’t in the plan!” Have you ever had this moment in your career?

At age 13 Chad Goodman had a clear vision for becoming a professional trumpet player. After attending the Eastman School of Music for trumpet performance and moving to San Francisco to continue his education, he bumped into an old colleague in the hallway, who threw a wrench in Chad’s life plan.

The acquaintance was wind ensemble conductor Martin Seggelke, who offered to teach Chad conducting lessons, as well as the position of assistant conductor. Chad took the leap and went on to found the San Francisco-based Elevate Ensemble.

In this episode you’ll learn what you should not include in a teaching biography, how Elevate Ensemble came to be featured in Forbes, and why talking to EVERYBODY is so important.

Chad Goodman
Elevate Ensemble

This episode features “bethlehem” written by Danny Clay and performed by Elevate Ensemble.

Check out our interview with Chad Goodman on iTunes or stream it through SoundCloud below.

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