Gregory Goodall
Lecturer, Music Performance

Timpanist and percussionist Gregory Goodall has performed on over 800 Hollywood motion pictures for such notable composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman, David Newman, John Debney, Christophe Beck, Joel McNeely, and Hans Zimmer. His list of film credits includes the popular scores to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, La La Land, Cars 3, The Secret Life of Pets, Frozen, Monsters Inc., Ice Age, Life of Pi, Avatar, Toy Story, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Air Force One, and Jurassic Park.

Goodall serves as Principal Timpani for the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra under James Conlon, Music Director, and Placido Domingo, General Director, and he is a founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He frequently performs as Principal Timpanist for major ballet companies, such as American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet, and he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Pasadena Symphony. He has also participated in the St. Bart’s Music Festival in the Caribbean.

Goodall was featured at a Percussive Arts Society Convention, and he has performed chamber music with Pierre Boulez. He received a BA in Music and a MFA in Music Performance Practices from UCLA. His teachers include William Kraft, Mitchell Peters, and Charles DeLancey. He has taught previously at CSULB, UCSB, and CSUN.

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