Shawn Goodman

Jazz clarinetist, woodwind specialist and educator, Shawn Goodman, is currently an Associate Instructor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is completing coursework towards a PhD in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Pedagogy. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and previously served as Clarinet Professor at the Butler University School of Music and as a University Supervisor for Butler University’s College of Education.

Shawn was the clarinet clinician for Music for All’s National Festival and Summer Symposium in 2015. She presents clarinet and jazz workshops regularly to educators and students at music educator conferences, high schools and middle schools as a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Shawn Goodman placed runner-up in the Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition in 2000. Her first solo album, Not Benny’s Goodman, was released in September 2013, receiving outstanding reviews internationally. Shawn is also a featured soloist on albums by Peter Terry and the City Prophets and the Wave Mechanics Union.

Shawn holds a BM in Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis, and a MM in Clarinet Performance from the Butler University School of Music.

Shawn is the Conductor of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis and maintains an active career performing jazz, chamber music, and musicals. She served as All-State Jazz Coordinator for the Indiana Jazz Educators Association (IJEA) 2013-15. Shawn Goodman plays Yamaha clarinets and saxophones exclusively.