’79 Music Ed Alum David Goodman honored @ 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Jazz, Music, Music Alumni, Percussion, University Center for the Arts | April 19, 2010
04.19.2010 – Outstanding Colorado State University graduates and friends were honored at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on April 17, 2010. The Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the university or their community (see complete list of honorees).
David Goodman (BM ’79, Music Education) was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Honor Alumnus Award. Goodman has worked in domestic and international entertainment for more than 35 years. He has lived abroad and produced entertainment experiences in more than 40 countries as vice president executive producer for Walt Disney Company and Anheuser-Busch.
He has overseen the production of nearly 10,000 live shows, tours and events. Goodman is a consummate percussionist. He has shared billing with jazz artists such as Spyro Gyra, Bob James and Pat Metheny. Goodman has played with comedians such as the Smothers Brothers and Andy Kaufman, and musical acts such as Doc Severinsen and Roy Clark.
An advocate of arts education and cultural diversity, he has been a board member of several schools and their art programs, and has created workshops and performing arts programs for young people. Goodman is chief experience officer at Goodman Experiences LLC.