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Grant Event-Integrative Alexander Technique for Performance and Wellness

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Contact: For more information please contact Jan Miller.
Location: Zoom, for access please contact Susan Todd.
Presenting District: Blue Mountain
Presenter: Dr. Matt Goodrich Read Presenter Bio

Dr. Matt Goodrich is a native of Syracuse, NY, and a graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory, where he studied with Julian Martin. He earned his DMA from the University of Washington under the direction of Robin McCabe. His dissertation, entitled Ricardo Viñes and Les Apaches, explored the life and talents of one of the twentieth century’s most enigmatic performers. He continues to perform Viñes-related solo- and duo-piano repertoire.
Goodrich was national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (Young Artists Division) and Young Keyboard Artist Association competitions. He has performed extensively on the West Coast, including a headline recital for the Seattle Spring Contemporary Music Festival and a Washington State debut tour, and has appeared as soloist with the Syracuse Symphony, University of Washington Symphony, UW Wind Ensemble, Victoria Festival Orchestra, Willamette Valley Symphony, and Seattle Thalia Symphony.
An active chamber music and theatrical performer, Goodrich was featured in the inaugural concert of the Auburn Symphony Chamber Series and performs frequently with diverse performing groups such as Expanse Ensemble, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Harrington-Goodrich Duo, Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders, and Northwest Boychoir. He spent 2016 on the road with the Broadway national tour of If/Then and has been an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member for six seasons. He has earned Alexander Technique International Teaching Certification and is currently Instructor of Piano at Southern Oregon University. He resides in Ashland, OR.
Program Description: It is both possible and desirable to learn the Alexander TechniqueRead More
by applying it directly to the specialized skills of an activity—in our case, music making—from the very beginning. This workshop outlines the basic principles of this unique and practical learning process, giving the tools to analyze and think constructively about whole-self coordination as well as the efficient sequence of thought and movement needed to play an instrument or sing.


March 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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