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CONCERT FOR KIDS: A MUSICAL PASSPORT
New World Center
All aboard! Explore the wonders of the world without leaving Miami Beach’s world-famous New World Center. NWS’s new Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman leads a musical trip of a lifetime. Open a child’s ears to a global adventure – no “are we there yet?” needed. Bon voyage!
Concerts for Kids are designed with young ones—ages four to nine—in mind. Arrive early to experience a variety of activities by local partners and NWS’s Instrument Zoo!
These performances will be sensory-friendly. We welcome children with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the concert live in the hall. Noise-reduction headsets and a quiet room will be available.
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Recognized as "an entrepreneur bringing innovation to classical music" (Forbes), Chad Goodman leads an active and diverse conducting career. He is a first-year Conducting Fellow at the New World Symphony. In the 2018-19 season, he served as an Assistant Conductor to the San Francisco Symphony, assisting Esa-Pekka Salonen, Manfred Honeck, Francois-Xavier Roth, Pablo Heras-Casado, Simone Young, and James Gaffigan. Along with his symphonic work, Mr. Goodman also serves as a cover conductor for the San Francisco Ballet.
As Founder and Artistic Director of Elevate Ensemble, Chad's “courageous” and “ambitious” (San Francisco Classical Voice) vision for concert programming results in the pairing of music from Bay Area composers with underappreciated gems of the 20th and 21st centuries. Under his leadership, Elevate Ensemble has established a Composer-in-Residence program, served as Ensemble-in-Residence at San Francisco State University, and commissioned fifteen works from Bay Area composers.
Chad currently serves as Music Director of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra in Walnut Creek, California. His work with the orchestra continues to garner high praise.
A driving force in the new music scene, Chad has conducted the premieres of more than fifty works.
From 2016 to 2018, Chad served as Assistant Conductor of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. He has previously served as Conducting Fellow for the Atlantic Music Festival, collaborated with GRAMMY-winning composer Mason Bates on his electronica-classical music project, Mercury Soul and has previously assisted Daniel Harding, David Robertson, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and Juraj Valčuha with the San Francisco Symphony.
In addition to his performing career, Chad has discussed the future of live performance as a panelist at Meyer Sound Laboratories and taught young musicians the business and entrepreneurial skills needed to successfully navigate the world as a working musician in his workshop “You Just Earned a Music Degree. Now What?”
Chad holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from San Francisco State University. His mentors include Alasdair Neale, Cyrus Ginwala, and Martin Seggelke.