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Goode, Bradley M. Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Brad Goode is one of the most active trumpet soloists, recording artists, bandleaders and guest performers in the United States. In addition, he also composes music, works as a member of several orchestras, and performs professionally on bass and drum set. He is recognized as an authority in the areas of Trumpet Pedagogy, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Theory and Jazz History, and is often invited to lecture or write on these topics. Brad Goode also serves as Musical Director for CU's Conference on World Affairs, and for the non-profit Colorado Jazz Group.

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  • Jazz Performance, Trumpet performance, Double Bass Performance, Drum Set Performance, Music Composition, Solo Recordings, Recordings as an orchestra member, Conducting, Trumpet pedagogy consulting, Historical consulting with publishers, Jazz Pedagogy Expert, Experimental Music Theory

Teaching

courses taught

  • IMUS 5093 - Contemporary Topics in Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
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  • MUSC 3061 - Jazz Improvisation I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
    Develops skills in jazz improvisation through practical application of harmonic concepts, melodic construction, rhythmic awareness, transcription, repertoire and analysis. Open to all instruments. Recommended prerequisite: for non-jazz majors MUSC 2111. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 3071 - Jazz Improvisation II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Continues and expands upon the material presented in MUSC 3061. Reinforcement of ability to create an improvised melody in a range of harmonic contexts including blues, bebop, modal jazz, free jazz, and other styles. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 3642 - History of Jazz 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Utilizing musical examples and analysis, this course studies the distinctly American art form of jazz music from its origins up to the 1950's, including the various traditions, practices, historical events and people most important to its evolution. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 3652 - History of Jazz 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Utilizing musical examples and analysis, this course studies the distinctly American art form of jazz music from the 1950's to the present, including the various traditions, practices, historical events and people most important to its evolution. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 4171 - Advanced Jazz Improvisation and Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Surveys important jazz improvisers and their historical context. Students engage in multiple methods of transcription and analysis. Listening plays a central role throughout the course and class discussions will foster the ability to engage in critical analysis of performances. The final project is an in-depth transcription of analysis of an improvisation.
  • MUSC 5256 - Jazz Studies Administration and Pedagogy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
    Surveys approaches, techniques, philosophies and materials available for teaching jazz at both pre-college and collegiate level. Subject areas covered include improvisation, composition and arranging, studio teaching and directing ensembles. Studies the organization and administration of collegiate jazz programs. Topic include curriculum, program philosophy, teaching techniques, funding, teacher training and evaluation. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 3253. Offered fall terms of even-numbered years.
  • MUSC 5642 - Jazz History and Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Studies musical trends and cultural forces influencing jazz, with analysis of improvisational styles, melodic and motivic variations, transcriptions and orchestrations from significant periods in its history. Offered spring terms only.
  • PMUS 1856 - Jazz Trumpet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 2856 - Jazz Trumpet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 3856 - Jazz Trumpet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 4856 - Jazz Trumpet
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 5856 - Jazz Trumpet
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 6856 - Jazz Trumpet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
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