Chad Goodman
Music Director - Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director - IlluminArts
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Chad Goodman

Chad Goodman has received widespread praise for thrilling conducting that combines “precision, agility and fervor” (N. Stanić Kovačevic, South Florida Classical Review). The 2023/24 season marks Goodman’s inaugural season as Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra—only the fifth leader in the orchestra’s prestigious seven-decade history. Goodman also serves as Artistic Director of IlluminArts, Miami’s art song and chamber music concert series. In this role, he curates site-specific classical music programs in collaboration with the leading museums, art galleries, and historic venues of Miami. Goodman has served as Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, an Assistant Conductor to the San Francisco Symphony and as the Founder and Artistic Director of Elevate Ensemble. Forbes hailed him as “An entrepreneur bringing innovation to classical music.” In 2022, he published the book "You Earned a Music Degree. Now What?"

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