Clarinetist Shawn Goodman matriculated through the Indiana University School of Music Jazz Studies program, where she was a member of David Baker’s Jazz Ensemble, and placed runner-up in the Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition her sophomore year. She 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.
Shawn studied clarinet with Frank Glover, James Campbell, David Bellman, and Acchile Rossi. She is a featured soloist on albums with the Wave Mechanics Union, and Peter Terry and the City Prophets. Goodman performs regularly with Gary Walters at jazz clubs in the Indianapolis area, with various chamber ensembles, and for various musical theatres.
An active educator, Goodman teaches clarinet at the Butler University School of Music in Indianapolis. She adjudicates for the Indiana State School Music Association’s Solo/Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Organizational Contests, and is a clinician for the Indiana Music Educators Association Non-Competitive Music Festivals. She is the Indiana All-State High School Jazz Coordinator, and is the Co-Founder, Conductor, and President of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis.
Follow Shawn Goodman at www.shawngoodmanjazz.com.
Pianist Gary Walters holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Ball State University and a Master of Music in Composition from Butler University. He teaches jazz piano and combos at the Butler University’s School of Music. Gary was inducted into the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame in 2011.
As a performer, Gary tours and records with Rounder Records recording artist, Carrie Newcomer. He is a member of The Icarus Ensemble, an eclectic 5 piece jazz group, and accompanist to Steven Stolen in his cabaret performances. He performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops conducted by Maestro Jack Everly. In 2010 Gary released his first solo piano album “Moments in Time”.
As a composer, Walters has written for commercial radio, collaborating with lyricists and songwriters. Gary’s focus more recently has been writing for various chamber ensembles. His “Mongrel No. 1” for solo piano, was premiered by Stephen Beus, winner of the 2006 American Pianist Association competition. Shawn Goodman premiered his clarinet trio “Amuse Bouche” in 2012.
Follow Gary Walters at www.garywalterspiano.com.