Opera/Vocal Coach Accompanist
Collaborative pianist and composer Jodi Goble is Senior Lecturer in Voice at Iowa State University, where she coaches singers, music-directs the ISU Opera Studio, and teaches diction and song literature. She received the Iowa State University Award for Early Excellence in Teaching in 2015. Before coming to Iowa, she was Lecturer at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, Senior Vocal Coach and Coordinator of Opera Programs for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, diction faculty at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, and the primary rehearsal pianist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival Chorus. During her tenure with the Boston Symphony, she was privileged to play under conductors James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Keith Lockhart, and Seiji Ozawa, and to collaborate in rehearsal with artists José van Dam, Paul Groves, Yvonne Naef, Stephanie Blythe, Marcello Giordano, and Peter Serkin.
Ms. Goble collaborates regularly in recital with bass-baritone Simon Estes, both locally and across the United States, and is his official collaborator for the Iowa Roots and Wings Community Concerts, as well as the pianist and artistic director for the Simon Estes Young Artist Concert Series. She has been the official pianist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Iowa since 2009, and is a frequent recitalist with artists associated with Des Moines Metro Opera; recent collaborative partners include tenor Taylor Stayton, baritone Michael Maves, and sopranos Sarah Jane McMahon and Sydney Mansacola.
Ms. Goble’s compositions have been performed across the United States and internationally and featured on National Public Radio. Her awards include the 2013 Commission Competition of the Iowa Music Teachers Association and selection as a finalist entry in the 2008 NATS Art Song Competition. Her choral cantata True Witness was premiered and recorded in November 2013 by the Claremont College Choirs, the Chamber Singers of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, and soloists Gwendolyn Lytle and Simon Estes. Other recent commissions include works for Voices of the Pearl, the UNCC Operatecture Project, the P.A.L.S. Girlchoir in Boston, and Omaha-based chamber trio I, the Siren. Her works have recently received performances at Beijing Central Conservatory, Boston University, Iowa State University, Hunan Women’s College, Scripps College, Curry College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Iowa Composers’ Forum, the University of Northern Iowa, the Art Song Preservation Society of New York, the Ames Town and Gown Musicale, the Le Ran Arts Festival in Shanghai, and the ASEAN International Festival of Contemporary Music.