Some Assembly Required (2003) A work for children for orchestra and narrator
He Needs His Sleep (2002) for orchestra and chorus
Symphony No. 1 "Fields of Crimson" (2001)
The Peacemakers (2000)
Into True Light (2001)
Those Would Be They (2000) concerto for bass trombone and brass quintet
The Year is Quicker Than the Day (1999) solo marimba
In Bloom (1998) song cycle for soprano/tenor, clarinet, piano
Fanfare for Two Trumpets (1998)
Farewell (1997) horn quartet
Sonata for solo bass trombone (1997)
Medieval Romance for Horns (1996) horn quartet
Requiem for Horn (1996) horn duet
Todd Goodman was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1977. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently working on a Masters of Music degree in composition at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has also studied at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. His principal composition teachers have been David Stock, George Tsontakis, Michael Czajkowski, and Richard Toensing.
Mr. Goodman has received commissions from a wide variety of players and ensembles across the United States. With many performances in the United States his works have also been performed in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Mr. Goodman has served as the Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s composer-in-residence since 2002 and has been commissioned seven works during his three season tenure; including his Symphony No.1 "Fields of Crimson" and Fanfare for a New Era. He feels that the audience connection and participation in his music is vital to its success. He wants people to leave a concert feeling that they experienced a work rather than just observing.
Mr. Goodman has won such notable prizes as the prestigious Gold Farbe award from the University of Colorado film department for his scores to two short films Hypnotic Reverie and Light Autumn. He has also won the Anderson Award for composition and the Milan Desi Derri prize for his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Winds. Mr. Goodman received a grant from the University of Colorado Entrepreneurship Center for his work, Symphony No. 1 "Fields of Crimson".
The world premiere of his first symphony, "Fields of Crimson" was released on CD through Wrong Note Media in July 2003, marking the 140th anniversary of the subject of this work, the battle of Gettysburg. This work has been very well received throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Goodman now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Katie, and their two St. Bernards, Snuffy and Doc.