Josh Goo is a versatile musician with a strong commitment to new music. Though primarily a clarinetist, Josh also dabbles in jazz saxophone, mallet percussion, and composition, and has even played trombone in the past . As an undergraduate at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, Josh has become extremely passionate about new music, with his first introduction to the genre coming from a performance by The Playground Ensemble in 2012. Since then his interest in composing has led to a greater understanding of and fascination with music in general.
As a performer Josh has studied a wide array of solo pieces from Mozart to the works of 20th-century composers Carl Nielsen and William O. Smith. Unaccompanied clarinet pieces are his specialty, but he is equally skilled as a chamber and orchestral musician, and has played in all types of ensembles including wind quintet, orchestra, and more unusual combinations including his debut with Nebula Ensemble in 2015 in a group of 14 different orchestral instruments.
Josh currently studies clarinet with Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds, and has attended the Domaine Forget, Rocky Ridge, and Aspen Music Festivals where he studied, performed in master classes, and played with Dr. David Shea, Charles Neidich, Romain Guyot, Marie Picard, Jean-Francois Normand, Michael Rusinek, and Joaquin Valdepeñas.