Mrs. Charlotte R. Goode

Viola, Violin Teacher

Charlotte Goode

SAA Member

Charlotte Goode is a twenty-two-year-old violist who has been praised for her passion, drive, and deep musicality. Ms. Goode has recently graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance on a generous academic and musical scholarship and is currently a student of Gina Coletti and Diana Wade.  Previously, Ms. Goode was a student of Lynn Grants and Jonathan Moerschel, and has performed in masterclasses with Gina Coletti, Ben Ullery, Karen Dreyfus, and Paul Coletti.  

Ms. Goode is a highly sought after violist for the performance of new music, and has worked closely with contemporary composers such as Byron Adams, Simeon Goode, Robert Gross, Sarah Wallin Huff, Maria Newman, and Julia Adolphe on numerous projects.  Notably, in the spring of 2019, Ms. Goode was the second violist ever to perform Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release, with special permission from Ms. Adolphe and Cynthia Phelps – principal violist of the New York Philharmonic.   

Ms. Goode has attended several summer music festivals.  In 2019, she was a fellowship student at Festival Napa Valley, where she played in orchestra and chamber settings alongside members of the Chicago Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francsico Symphony, and the San Francisco Ballet, performed in a pops group to accompany recording artist Seal, and played under conductors such as Martin West and Joel Revzen.  in 2018, she attended Music Mountain Academy in Falls Village CT, where she coached with the Verona Quartet, Peter Winograd of the American Quartet, and Charles Neidich.  In her high school years, Ms. Goode attended the Idyllwild Chamber Festival, through which she made her Walt Disney Hall debut. As a recording musician, Ms. Goode was featured on two cues in the 2015 Disney Film Tomorrowland at the personal invitation of conductor Tim Simonec and composer Michael Giacchino. 

A gifted educator, Ms. Goode has maintained a large private studio of young violinists and violists since the summer of 2015, as well as faculty positions at the Azusa Conservatory and Music and Arts Glendora.  Ms Goode’s students have earned top chair positions in school and youth orchestras in the Southern California Area.  In both 2018 and 2019, Ms. Goode volunteered as an assistant at the SoCal ViolaFest, working with over a hundred young violists in Los Angeles of all ages and levels.  In the summer of 2019, Ms. Goode was an assistant coach at the Colburn Summer Chamber Intensive, coaching advanced high school chamber music students alongside pedagogues such as Gina Coletti, Sandy Yamamato, and Pepi Pilibossian.

Ms. Goode currently resides in Santa Clarita, California with her husband, composer Simeon Goode and their cats Berlioz and Primrose.