‍Thomas Alexander Otto Goedecke
Curriculum Vitae

Education

University of Hawai’i - Mānoa | PhD in Music Composition | 2015 - current
Graduate Assistant | 2015-2018
Student Affiliate of East-West Center | 2015-2018
Student of Thomas Osborne

University of Hawai’i - Mānoa | Master of Music in Composition | 2013 - 2015
Student Affiliate of East-West Center | 2013-2015
Chun Ku and Soo Yong Huang Graduate Scholar | 2014 - 2015
Fellow of Taiko Center of the Pacific | 2013-2014
Student of Donald Womack, Thomas Osborne, and Takuma Itoh

University of Southern California | Bachelor of Music in Composition | 2009 - 2013
Fellow of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study | 2011-2013
Thornton School of Music Dean’s List | 2010-2013
Student of Frank Ticheli, Veronika Krausas, Stephen Hartke, Donald Crockett and Morten Lauridson

Current and Recent Teaching Positions

Graduate Assistant | University of Hawai’i - Mānoa | 2015 - 2018
Afternoon Summer School Instructor | ʻIolani School | 2015 - current
Performing Arts Instructor | Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama Middle School | 2013 - 2015
Afternoon Summer School Instructor | Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama Summer School | 2014 - 2015

Awards and Recognitions

Composition Awards
First Place in the United States - Associazione Ravel’s International Composition Competition | Stezzano, Italy | 2015
Composer’s Voice Series Competition: Diego Vasquez & Andrea Skurr, clarinet and dance| New York City, NY | 2014
Los Robles Master Chorale Young Composers Competition | Thousand Oaks, CA | 2012

Fellowships and Scholarships
Chun Ku and Soo Yong Huang Graduate Scholar | 2014 – 2015
Student Affiliate of East-West Center | 2013-2015
Member of East West Center Participants’ Association | 2013-2014
Featured in East West Center’s Year in Review | 2013-2014
Mānoa Opportunity Scholar | 2014-2015
Fellow of Taiko Center of the Pacific | 2013-2014
Fellow of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study | 2011-2013

Lectures and Presentations

Composers’ Symposium Presentation | Composers’ Workshop, University of Hawai’i – Mānoa | April 24, 2014
Contemporary Music of Native America | Music Cultures of the World, University of Hawai’i - Mānoa | February 25, 2014
Wednesday Evening Seminar – Student Panel | Wednesday Evening Seminar, East-West Center | October 30, 2013
New Composers Presentation | Composers’ Workshop, University of Hawai’i – Mānoa | September 5, 2013
Buddhist Taiko | Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational, University of California, San Diego | May 25-26, 2013
Powwow and Revitalization through Tiny Tots Songs | World Music Cultures, University of Southern California | March 21, 2012

Festivals and Conferences

American Festival for the Arts | Composition | Houston, TX | 2009
American Festival for the Arts | Composition | Houston, TX | 2008
American Festival for the Arts | Composition/Vocal Arts | Houston, TX | 2007

Composition Performances, Premieres and Awards

In reverse chronological order of completion with date of performances in subcategories based on ensemble

Choral

Dreams of Turbulent Rain (2014) [5'30"] for SATB commisioned for 2nd Annual Kiss the Stars Goodnight: A Concert for Human Trafficking Awareness, performed at Noise Play II: Thomas Goedecke's Master Recital | Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai'i | Honolulu, HI | November 2014

Violent Waters (2013) [3’30”] for SATB commissioned and performed by High School of Performing and Visual Arts Chorale directed by Rob Seible for Kiss the Stars Goodnight: A Concert for Human Trafficking Awareness, Christ the King Lutheran Church | Houston, TX | August 2013; recording featured on United Artists for Change, an anti-slavery album benefitting the Abolish Slavery Coalition | September 2013

Take Refuge in Amida (2013) [7’10”] for SATB and vibraphone commissioned and performed by Michael Ushino Singers directed by Michael Ushino performed at Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital, MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2013

Yamabiko (2011) [5’15”] for SATB winner of Los Robles Master Chorale Young Composer’s competition, premiered by LRMC directed by Leslie Leighton for the one year anniversary of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami | Thousand Oaks, CA | March 2012

Love is Enough (2009) [2’45”] for SATB recorded by High School for the Performing and Visual Arts’ Madrigal Singers directed by Rob Seible for HSPVA Madrigal Singers 2009 | Houston, TX | June 2009

Solo and Accompanied Solo

Winter is Coming (2014) [3'] for accompanied voice premiered at Composer-Performer Collaboration Concert at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i | Honolulu, HI | December 2014

Ku‘i (2014) [3'30"] for solo piano premiered at Composer-Performer Collaboration Concert at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i | Honolulu, HI | December 2014

Meandering by Myself (2014) [1’] for choreographed clarinet winner of Composer’s Voice Series, Composition Competition: Diego Vasquez & Andrea Skurr, clarinet and dance | New York City, NY | December 2014

Hanging Kansho in the Sky (2014) [8’30"] for shakuhachi and temple bowls premiered at Noise Play II: Thomas Goedecke’s Master Recital at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i | Honolulu, HI | November 2014

Who Needs to Dream? (2014) [6’30"] for solo amplified guitar premiered at Noise Play II: Thomas Goedecke’s Master Recital at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i | Honolulu, HI | November 2014

Can You Find Me a Waterfall? (2014) [6’] for solo gayageum premiered at Noise Play II: Thomas Goedecke’s Master Recital at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i | Honolulu, HI | November 2014

Tongue Twisters (2009) [4’] song cycle for medium-high voice and piano premiered at Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital, MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2013

Memories of a Trench (2009) [5’30”] for solo flute performed at Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2013

sMall and Large Ensembles

Noise Play II (2014) [7’] for percussion trio premiered at Noise Play II: Thomas Goedecke’s Master Recital at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i | Honolulu, HI | November 2014

Then the Echo Goes (2014) [7’] for flute, clarinet, violin and cello performed for Graduate Composer’s Symposium at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai’i | Honolulu, HI | May 2014

Noise Play I (2013) [6’] for percussion trio performed for Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital at MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2013

Scattered (2013) [6’30”] for guitar duet premiered at Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital, MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2013

Rokōkyō Jiken (2012) [11’] for solo taiko and orchestra written for Kristi Oshiro, taiko performer, named first place in the United States - Associazione Ravel’s International Composition Competition| remains unperformed

You Know, Buddha (2011) [10’] for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and narrator performed at Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital, MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2013

Migrating Birds and Fences (2011) [10’] for flute, brass septet, two percussion and kumi-daiko ensemble premiered by Kazan Taiko at Collective Sophomore Composition Recital, Ramo Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | May 2011; performed at Noise Play: Thomas Goedecke’s Senior Recital in MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | May 2013

Discovery (2010) [8’] for brass quintet, cello and piano commissioned and choreographed by Cooper Joe Verona for Love at University of North Carolina School of the Arts | Winston-Salem, NC | November 2010

Miðgarðr (2009) [8’45”] a short ballet for horn, violin, cello and percussion premiered by American Festival for the Arts, choreographed by Cooper Joe Verona of the Houston Ballet Academy, Zilkha Hall | Houston, TX | July 2009; performed at Composers’ Showcase, Alfred Newman Recital Hall, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | March 2009

Titim I Ngra (2008) [7’] a short ballet for piano trio and percussion premiered by American Festival for the Arts, choreographed by Amaris Sharatt of the Houston Ballet Academy, Zilkha Hall | Houston, TX | July 2008

The Meadow (2007) [8’] a short ballet for flute, horn, percussion and powwow drum premiered by American Festival for the Arts and Texas Connection, choreographed by members of Houston Ballet Academy, Zilkha Hall | Houston, TX | July 2007

Taiko Ensemble

Bodhisena (2012) [4’] for tabla and two shime-daiko performed by Neelamjeet Dhillon and Kazan Taiko, Von Kleidsmid Center, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | April 2012

Kinzoku Tora Odori (2011) [7’] for kumi-daiko ensemble commissioned and premiered by Kazan Taiko at Gambatte!: Spring Concert, Von Kleidsmid Center, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | April 2011; performed for USC Nikkei Student Association’s How I Cooked Your Dinner: Culture Night 2012, Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | April 2012

Film

Beverly Hills Dentistry – Office Tour (2010) [2’] for guitar and strings for Beverly Hills Dentistry Website’s office tour video | Los Angeles, CA | December 2010

One for You and One for Me (2010) [5’] for cello and piano directed by Trent Jr. | Los Angeles, CA | May 2010

Spaghetto (2010) [5’] for guitar, horn quartet and strings for Spaghetto directed by Bubba Fish | Los Angeles, CA | February 2010

Taiko Training and Performance

Membership

A'o Taiko | Founder and Instructor | Honolulu, HI | 2014-current
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble | Trainee | Honolulu, HI | 2013-2014
Taiko Center of the Pacific | Fellow | Honolulu, HI | 2013-2014
Kinnara Taiko and Gagaku | Performing Member | Los Angeles, CA | 2011-2013
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko – Los Angeles | Performing Member | Gardena, CA | 2012-2013
San Jose Taiko | Summer Intern (Administrative) | San Jose, CA | 2012
Kazan Taiko | Composer, Board Member, Performing Member | Los Angeles, CA | 2010-2012
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko – Texas | Performing Member | Houston, TX | 2011
Kaminari Taiko of Houston | Summer Trainee | Houston, TX | 2011

Master Classes, Workshops and Conferences

Hana Hachijo Workshop with Chieko Kojima| Participant | Taiko Center of the Pacific | Honolulu, HI | 2014
Sado Odori Workshop with Hanayui | Participant | Taiko Center of the Pacific | Honolulu, HI | 2014
Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational | Instructor (Kinnara Taiko) | University of California, San Diego | San Diego, CA | 2013
Odaiko Master Class with PJ Hirabayashi | Student | San Jose Taiko | San Jose, CA | 2012
Taiko Composition Master Class with Franco Imperial and Roy Hirabayashi | Student | San Jose Taiko | San Jose, CA | 2012
Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational | Participant (Kazan Taiko) | Stanford University | Stanford, CA | 2012
TaikoBaka Odaiko and Shinobue Gasshuku with Tiffany Tamaribuchi | Participant | Sacramento Taiko Dan | Sacramento, CA | 2012
Yatai-bayashi Workshop with Charles Kellogg | Participant | Senshin Buddhist Temple | Los Angeles, CA | 2011
Experimental Movement Workshop with Joe Small | Participant | Senshin Buddhist Temple | Los Angeles, CA | 2011
Naname Workshop with Kris Bergstrom | Participant | Senshin Buddhist Temple | Los Angeles, CA | 2011
Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational | Participant (Kazan Taiko) | University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA | 2011
Miyake-daiko Workshop with Akemi Imai | Participant | Senshin Buddhist Temple | Los Angeles, CA | 2011