Born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Chicago, IL, Julian J. Goods is graduating with a Master of Music degree in choral conducting. During his time at Michigan, he served as co-director for the Chamber Choir and Orpheus Singers, director of the Michigan Gospel Chorale, and music director for Musket and Basement Arts. Outside of the University of Michigan, Mr. Goods serves as the assistant conductor for the Austin Neighborhood Choirs of the Chicago Children’s Choir. He also serves as organist at the historic Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. As a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. he serves as president of the Collegiate Board and co-convention chairperson.
As an organist, Mr. Goods has appeared in recital at the University of Michigan Organ Conference and has served as organist for several concerts, including Handel’s Messiah under the direction of Dr. Eugene Rogers. As a vocalist, he performed in the cast of the University Musical Society’s Porgy and Bess: Opera in Concert in 2018. Mr. Goods looks forward to what is ahead and would like to especially thank Dr. Eugene Rogers and Prof. Daniel Washington for their support during this leg of his journey.
Co-Conductor, Chamber Choir/Orpheus Singer; Music Director, Musket’s “The Wiz”; Music Director, Blank Space Workshop’s “Diseducated”; Musical Assistant, Color Cabaret; Member, Out of the Blue