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Front shot of the NEW music building
Jennifer Mendez, student clarinet player
Percussion Ensemble outside of the NEW music building
Luis Sanchez, Piano and Keyboarding Professor

Allan Goodwin

Allan Goodwin 
Office: 191
Phone: 903-886-5292

Allan Goodwin is the Associate Director of Bands at Texas A&M University–Commerce. Mr. Goodwin additionally serves as the Director of the "Pride" Marching Band, oversees all athletic bands and is the principal conductor of the Symphonic Band. Mr. Goodwin teaches courses in secondary music education, conducting and marching band techniques.

Mr. Goodwin is the Director of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Summer Music Camp Series, which includes the Leadership, Drum Major and Colorguard Camps (in partnership with System Blue), The Texas Summer Flute Symposium, The All State Choir Camp, The Texas Vocal Arts Workshop: a Singer / Actor Intensive, and Blast of Brass. Mr. Goodwin is also the director of the Marching Arts Director Symposium, a three-day workshop for high school band directors from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, which has offered instructional sessions with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, David Gibbs, Wayne Downey, Todd Ryan, Amanda Drinkwater, Bill Watson, Frank Troyka, JJ Pipitone and Phillip Clements, among others.

Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Goodwin served for ten years as Director of Bands at Sachse High School in the Garland Independent School District. Mr. Goodwin has also been part of the band staff at Naaman Forest High School and served as Supervisor of Instrumental Music and Director of Bands for the Ponca City Public School System, in North Central Oklahoma.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas College of Music. His Master of Music degree in Music Education and Conducting was earned at the University of Tulsa’s Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences. While at TU, Mr. Goodwin served as a director, drill designer and arranger for the university’s “Sound of the Golden Hurricane” Marching Band, coordinator of athletic bands, conductor of the Concert Band and brass choir, and as an instructor in brass pedagogy. His principal teachers include Robert Winslow, Dennis Fisher, Gerald Siverson, Ken Grass and Wayne Downey. He has hosted symposia and honor band events with conductors including Ray Cramer, Gary Green, Alan McMurray, Steven Davis, Kevin Sedatole, Paula Crider, Richard Floyd, Jack Delaney, and Matthew McInturf, among others.

Mr. Goodwin is active as an arranger, program coordinator, clinician, consultant, and adjudicator for marching bands throughout the Southwest. He has been an instructor, recruiter and caption coordinator for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, from Denver, Colorado, Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Capital Regiment, from Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Goodwin is a member of the College Band Directors National Association and the Texas Music Educators Association.