Todd Goodman has been discribed as “one of America’s promising young composers.” His work has been played by principle members of the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Singapore, Seattle, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia and Omaha Symphonies. Mr. Goodman receives 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. Goodman currently serves as the resident composer for the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra writing his Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra  and the Beaver Valley Philharmonic who is set to premiere his Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra  in April of 2008. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Goodman served as the Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s composer-in-residence from 2002-2005 during which time he was commissioned eight works; including his Symphony No.1 “Fields of Crimson” , Fanfare for a New Era  Some Assembly Required  and Sketches of Home . 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.
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 his Masters of Music degree in composition at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently working on a Ph.D. in theory and composition at Kent State University, he has also studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France, with the European American Musical Alliance and at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. His principal composition teachers have been George Tsontakis, David Stock, Claude Baker, Frank Wiley, Richard Toensing and Louis Jorge Gonzalez.
In September 2006, Mr. Goodman was appointed as resident composer for the newly built Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland, Pennsylvania. He also serves on the faculty of the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School where he teaches musicianship and composition to some of Pennsylvania’s finest young musicians.
Mr. Goodman has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra as well as grants from the American Music Center for his Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra  and the University of Colorado Entrepreneurship Center for his work, Symphony No. 1 “Fields of Crimson”. Mr. Goodman has also won such notable prizes as the international project piccolo rebirth 2007 grand prize for his work Echos: prelude and dance  for piccolo and piano, the prestigious Gold Farbe award from the University of Colorado film department for his scores to two short films Hypnotic Reverie and Light Autumn by writer/director Ryan McVeigh. As well as the 1998 and 1999 Anderson Award for composition and the Milan Desi Derri prize for his Concerto for Alto Saxophone .