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Email: JGoranson@messiah.edu

 

 

A native of West Virginia, Jocelyn Goranson received her Bachelor of Music degree (Flute Performance) summa cum laude with a minor in English from West Virginia University, and her Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.  Her principal teachers have been Joyce Catalfano and Leone Buyse, with additional influence from Robert Langevin.

 

Ms. Goranson has performed solo, orchestral and chamber music in nine countries.  Additionally, she has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Apollo Theater.   A prize-winning competitor, Ms. Goranson was named winner of the 2006 Frank Bowen Competition and one of six semifinalists in the 2006 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.  She was a Yamaha Young Performing Artist in 1996, National Winner of 1995 and 1998 Music Teachers National Association Woodwinds Competitions, and a finalist in the 2004 Byron Hester Competition and the 2003 Myrna Brown Competition.  She has performed as a featured concerto soloist with the New Mexico Symphony, as well as other ensembles throughout the mid-Atlantic and Texas.    She adjudicates at the Texas State UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition, and has also served as an adjudicator for the National Flute Association's Flute Choir and Newly Published Music Competitions.  Ms. Goranson has performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Longview Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Plano Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco.  Also an accomplished pianist, Ms. Goranson frequently accompanies for recitals and solo & ensemble competitions.