Mimi Goodman

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Mimi Goodman is a singer, violinist, and teacher.  She is originally from New York City and moved to Northampton, MA in 2015 to work as the Assistant to the Director of Choral Ensembles at Mount Holyoke College, where she worked with Mount Holyoke’s Chorale and Glee Club.  In addition, she worked as the Choral Director at Northampton High School for their most recent musicals, Urinetown (March 2016) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (March 2017).

Mimi is currently pursuing her Masters’ of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  She conducts the Womens’ Choir, teaches students about different forms of music and art in The Lively Arts, and appeared this past year in UMass’ production of Hansel and Gretel as The Mother and The Witch.  In the fall, Mimi will play Johanna in K&E’s production of Sweeney Todd at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke
Mimi has a passion for music of all styles.  Although trained as a classical singer and violinist, her musical experience and knowledge is versatile, crossing into musical theater, folk, and other genres.  Mimi traveled to Bulgaria in the summer of 2016 with Village Harmony to learn about Bulgarian choral and folk music traditions and is enthusiastic about the different approaches to sound and music learning across cultures and identities.  This informs her teaching practices; as a teacher, Mimi seeks to meet her students where they are at, whether they are beginners or advanced, want to play classical, folk, or pop/rock music, learn to read standard Western notation, or explore music more visually/kinesthetically.  Rather than employ a one-size-fits-all model for teaching, Mimi seeks to tailor her teaching to the interests and needs of her students, prioritizing accessibility, health, and excitement.