Composer Jodi Goble writes text-based, character-driven music fueled by her extensive background as a vocal coach and song-specialist collaborative pianist. Her compositions are praised for their melodism, their intuitive, idiomatic vocal writing, and the clarity and deftness of their text settings, and have been performed across the United States and internationally and featured on National Public Radio. She is the 2013 winner of the Iowa Music Teachers Association Commission Competition and the 2017 runner-up in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Art Song Competition. She also placed as a NATS ASCA finalist in 2008 and as the honorable mention winner in 2016.
In 2013, Ms. Goble’s choral cantata True Witness was commissioned and premiered 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 Fudan University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Operatecture Project, and Omaha-based chamber trio I, the Siren. Her works have recently been performed at the ASEAN Festival of Contemporary Music, Songfest, Beijing Central Conservatory, the Ames Town and Gown Musicale, Omaha Under the Radar, Boston University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Scripps College, Curry College, Hunan Women’s University, Endicott College, Iowa Composers’ Forum, and the Art Song Preservation Society of New York. De Virginibus, her song cycle on texts by Hildegard von Bingen, was recorded by soprano Anne Harley as part of the Voices of the Pearl project.
Until 2009, Goble was a member of the voice faculty at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, senior vocal coach and Coordinator of Opera Programs for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and primary rehearsal pianist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival Chorus, where she played under conductors James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Keith Lockhart, John Oliver, and Seiji Ozawa, and collaborated in rehearsal with artists José van Dam, Paul Groves, Yvonne Naef, Stephanie Blythe, Marcello Giordano, and Peter Serkin. Now Senior Lecturer in Voice at Iowa State University and recent recipient of the ISU Early Achievement in Teaching Award, Ms. Goble collaborates regularly in recital with bass-baritone Simon Estes and is the pianist and artistic director for the Simon Estes Young Artist Concert Series. She is the official pianist of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Auditions in Iowa and recitals regularly with artists affiliated with Des Moines Metro Opera; recent collaborators include tenor Taylor Stayton, baritone Michael Mayes, and sopranos Sarah Jane McMahon and Sydney Mansacola.
Ms. Goble holds bachelor's degrees in violin and piano performance from Olivet Nazarene University and a M.M. in collaborative piano and chamber music from Ball State University.