Musician, educator, and clinician, Shawn Goodman, is an Associate Instructor of Music Education and a University Supervisor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is also completing coursework towards a PhD in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Pedagogy. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Marian University Indianapolis, where she teaches clarinet, saxophone, and jazz, and at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she teaches clarinet, flute, and music theory. Shawn previously taught clarinet at the Butler University School of Music and was a University Supervisor for Butler University’s College of Education. Shawn Goodman is the Conductor and Founder of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis (www.syogi.org), and directs the 65th Street Klezmorim at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.
Shawn served as All-State Jazz Coordinator for the Indiana Jazz Educators Association (IJEA) 2013-15. She was the clarinet clinician for the Music for All (MFA) National Festival presented by Yamaha in 2015 and 2017, and for MFA's Summer Symposium in 2015. Shawn placed runner-up in the Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition in 2000. She presents clarinet and jazz workshops regularly to educators and students at music educator conferences, high schools, middle schools, and universities as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
Her first solo album, Not Benny’s Goodman, was released in September 2013, receiving outstanding reviews internationally. Shawn is 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 maintains an active career performing jazz and chamber music. Shawn plays Yamaha clarinets and saxophones exclusively.