Assistant Professor of Music
Soprano Sadie Goodman, a native of Tampa Bay, Florida, received a bachelors degree in vocal performance and masters of music education degrees from Samford University in Birmingham, under vocal studies with Paul Richardson and Sharon Lawhon. Roles at Samford University include Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Sally in Die Fledermaus, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Doris in Different Fields. She traveled internationally with Samford’s A Cappella Choir to Beijing, Rome, London, Cambridge, Paris and Chartres. While at Samford, Sadie won first place at the Alabama National Association of Teachers of Singing Annual Competition in 2008, and first place in women’s voice at the Alabama Federation of Music Club’s Biennial Collegiate Competition in 2010 and 2011. Sadie participated in the Omicron Gamma chapter of the Delta Omicron music fraternity and served as its music director in 2008 and 2009. Sadie sang in the chorus of Opera Birmingham’s productions of Aïda, Faust and Lucia di Lammermoor.
Sadie received a masters degree in voice and opera on a full scholarship from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2013. While at Northwestern Sadie studied voice with Steve Smith and participated in University Chorale, the Baroque Music Ensemble and the Baroque/Contemporary ensemble. She sang the roles of Mid-Aged Woman in John Musto’s Bastianello and Rosasharn in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, coached on both roles by the composers. Other roles include Second Spirit in the Aspen Music Festival Opera Theater Center’s production of Die Zauberflöte. While in Chicago Sadie was a staff soprano at St. James Episcopal Cathedral.
In August, 2015 she received her doctoral degree in vocal performance from the University of Alabama. She was the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Terre Johnson’s work for soprano soloist, women’s chorus and orchestra entitled Missa Femina. Sadie is a professional chorister and vocal coach at Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. She teaches privately in Birmingham and is assistant professor of music at Judson.