Michelle Goddard, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and E-Flat Clarinet

Music was a constant in Michelle’s house growing up and after an early start on the piano she chose to learn the clarinet at age 11. Following this passion, Michelle attended the University of British Columbia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in music. She then received her Master’s degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, studying with world-renowned clarinetist James Campbell. During her time at IU, Michelle was the Associate Instructor of the clarinet studio where she taught classes and private lessons.

Between school years Michelle spent multiple summers studying music at the Banff Centre. From 2012 to 2017, Michelle held the position of 2nd/Utility Clarinet with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and was sessional faculty at the University of Manitoba. In 2017 Michelle joined the Vancouver Symphony as the 2nd/Eb clarinetist after a successful audition for her hometown orchestra.

Along with her career as a symphony musician, Michelle is a sought-after chamber musician, and has enjoyed performing with numerous touring Broadway companies. Michelle is an active teacher, clinician, and adjudicator throughout British Columbia and is on faculty at the VSO School of Music.