Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Theatre of Music

40 Years Strong! 

Lindsey Goodman, Flutist/Board Member

Photo Credit: The Oberports

Photo Credit: The Oberports

The PNME board is proud to have a member of the artistic team as a full board member. 

Lindsey Goodman is known for her “generous warmth of tone and a fluid virtuosity” (Charleston Gazette), and for her “impressive artistry” (Tribune-Review), “agility, and emotion” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Renowned for her “brilliant”, “bravura performances” (Tribune-Review) played with “flair and emotion” (Gazette), Ms. Goodman is in high demand as a soloist, chamber collaborator, orchestral musician, teacher, and clinician.  


As a soloist, Lindsey has made New York City recital debuts, performed as concerto soloist with orchestras and wind ensembles in four states, and been the guest artist for Ohio University’s Flute Fest and Marshall University’s FluteWorks festival (WV). Goodman has performed as a featured soloist at multiple National (USA) and Canadian Flute Association conventions, June in Buffalo (NY), the Ethos New Music Society’s NewSound Festival (NY),  the Birke Fine Arts Festival (WV), the Andy Warhol Museum’s Sound Series (PA), and the Butler Institute of American Art’s Music at Noon series (OH), among others. An active recitalist, Ms. Goodman has also performed “a near perfect recital” (Daily Mail) presented by the Charleston Chamber Music Society (WV), as well as solo and chamber recitals at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University (OH), Ohio University, Duquesne University (PA), the University of Akron (OH), West Virginia University, Indiana University Southeast, Davidson College (NC), Capital University (OH), and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, to name a few. Lindsey’s interpretations of Mathew Rosenblum’s Under the Rainbow on New World Records, and Russell Pinkston's Lizamander on the CD against the emptiness are commercially available, and she has been featured in radio broadcasts on WQXR (NYC), WQED (PA), WMRT (OH), and West Virginia Public Radio. 


An avid performer of new music, “flutist Lindsey Goodman appears to know no fear in tackling the most demanding music” (Tribune-Review). A strong advocate for emerging composers and electroacoustic, interdisciplinary, or multimedia works, Lindsey is an active commissioner of new pieces, having given eighty-five world premieres, including thirty solo and chamber compositions written especially for her. Goodman is in her fourteenth season as solo flutist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and is co-founder of both ASS3MBLY, a flute, percussion, and piano trio championing both master and emerging composers for the instrumentation, and Chrysalis, a transformative duo commissioning works for singing flutist and singing pianist. A champion of living chamber music, Goodman has performed at Carnegie Hall (NYC), with the new music band Alarm Will Sound (NYC), as flutist/actress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), with Music on the Edge (PA), and at new music festivals at Bowling Green State (OH), Marshall (WV), and Denison (OH) Universities.


As an orchestral musician, Ms. Goodman holds the Martha Gaines Wehrle Chair in her ninth season as principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the River Cities (WV) Toledo (OH), Akron (OH), and Lima (OH) Symphony Orchestras; the Tuscarawas (OH), Fort Wayne (IN), and Erie (PA) Philharmonics; and the Ohio Valley and New World Symphonies (FL), in addition to being an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH). A versatile performer, Lindsey is also a classical mezzo-soprano who gave her professional vocal debut with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh (PA) in 2009, her New York City vocal debut in 2011, and her soloist debut with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Ms. Goodman has commissioned six works for singing flutist, and regularly sings on her solo and chamber  performances.


A dedicated educator, Goodman is on faculty at West Virginia State University and Marietta College (OH) as adjunct lecturer of flute, at CODA Mountain Academy of Music summer festival (WV), and maintains an active private teaching studio of students who have won state and regional honors as soloists and ensemble members. Additionally, Ms. Goodman is sought after as a clinician, giving flute master classes and presentations to students at twenty-seven universities and colleges across nine states over the last six seasons.


During the 2015-2016 season, Lindsey is thrilled to release both her debut solo CD of commissions for singing electroacoustic flutist on the New Dynamic Records records label, and her trio ASS3MBLY’s debut CD. Ms. Goodman’s featured performances this season include concertos with the both West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra (IL), Music on the Edge’s premiere concert in New York City, composer Amy Williams’ Cineshape series with the JACK Quartet (NY and PA), three commissioned solo works at the National Flute Association annual convention (Washington, D.C.), and chamber music concerts featuring the Debussy Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (WV and VA). Goodman continues championing living composers by recording works of Eric Moe and Amy Williams for CD releases, eagerly anticipating her interpretation of Mark Zanter’s Persistence of Memory on the Society of Composers, Inc.’s 29th annual composer’s CD series, and premiering the final two pieces in a six-work collaborative commissioning project with composer Randall Woolf.


A student of New York Philharmonic principal flutist Robert Langevin, Lindsey also studied with Walfrid Kujala, former principal piccolo of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  She received her masters degree from Northwestern University, her bachelors degree summa cum laude from Duquesne University, and a professional studies diploma from the Manhattan School of Music’s orchestral performance program.  Born in Virginia and raised in Ohio, Ms. Goodman resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and dog Jack. For more information, visit www.LindseyGoodman.com.