Associate Trumpet, Third Trumpet
George Goad honed his trumpet craft under David Bilger at the Curtis Institute, Barbara Butler and Charlie Geyer at Rice University, as well as with Marie Speziale. His interest in music came to him at a very young age, when he attended a student orchestra concert. After first trying the violin, he transitioned to trumpet and from that time on he never looked back, inspired by his first teachers Aaron and Gregory Good. His favourite musical memory is the time he heard the Boston Symphony performing Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, to this day the only concert that drew tears from him. His first concert with the OSM dates to 2018, a performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
Joined the OSM in: 2018
Previous positions: Principal Trumpet of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony
Model of instrument: Trumpet by Yamaha 2nd generation (New York)
Hometown: Rockford (Michigan)
First musical love: The soundtrack to the film Cinema Paradiso, composed by Ennio Morricone
Interests: Long-distance running