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With Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
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Lyric Tenor, Actor, Music Director, Vocal Clinician                         Range of Vocalization:       F2-B4
Eyes: Blue                                                 Hair: Brown                                                      Height: 5’8”

Ken Goodenberger has been a prominent member of the musical scene in Phoenix for over 30
years. He is a well-rounded musician, who is active as a conductor, choral clinician, voice teacher,
actor and singer. All of his musical endeavors are dedicated to making music of the highest caliber
accessible to students, choirs and audiences.


Artistic Director, West Valley Chorale
Sun City West, AZ 2007-present

Music Director of this 80 voice chorale comprised primarily of Seniors. Music selection, audition of
members and Board of Director duties add to main responsibilities of rehearsing and conducting  
between four and six concerts per year. Oversaw the successful application for SPAA Grant
($100,00 awarded) Commissioned new major choral work (Craig Bohmler’s “Legacy”, performed
Spring, 2012) Performed Brahms Requiem with Professional Orchestra.

Music Director, Shepherd of the Hills UMC
Sun City West,  AZ 2003 - present

Music Director of this large Church Choir (30 to 60 members) and Bell Choir for this Sun City West
Church. Worship planning, supervision of music department budget, rehearsals of all ensembles,
supervision of music staff and acting as worship leader are some of the responsibilities.

Artistic Director, Showcase Concerts
Glendale, AZ 1996 to present

Musically direct OperAntics (Formerly OperaTunity) and The Royal Renaissance Singers. Choose
and rehearse all music and new projects for both groups. Design programs for concerts, and hire
musical talent. Administer music budget.

Vocal Music Instructor, Arizona School for the Arts
Phoenix, AZ 1996, 1998 - 2001

Taught basics of good singing to junior high and high school students. Chose music of great
diversity and taught sight-reading and musicianship by using the musical score as my teaching

Festival Choir Director, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
Phoenix, AZ  1996-2003

Chose music for choir at traditional service and for the praise band at the contemporary service.
Met weekly with the Pastor to carefully craft a service in which the music supported the message of
the day.

Music Director, Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
Scottsdale, AZ 1993-1996

Chose music for choir at traditional service and for the praise band at the contemporary service.
Met weekly with the Pastor to carefully craft a service in which the music supported the message of
the day.

Director, City of Phoenix Children’s Chorus
Phoenix, AZ 1987-1992

Auditioned, rehearsed, and led in concert this choir of 60 children between the ages of 6 and 13.
Chose music and coordinated concerts with City Arts staff

Music Director, Mountain View Lutheran Church
Ahwatukee, AZ 1982-1991

Led the adult choir in weekly rehearsals and services. Led bell choir for one year. Administered
music budget and ordered all new music. Planned Festival day music, and hired instrumentalists.

Professional Soloist
Various, 1981 to present

Have sung professionally in many venues, including operas, concerts, oratorio and musical theater.

Music Director, Musical Theater

2010 - Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Theater Works (ariZoni Award)
2011 - Tom Sawyer - Theater Works
2011 - Les Miserables Student Edition - Creative Stages Youth Theater
2011 - Willy Wonka Jr. - Starlight Youth Theater
2012 - Happy Days, A New Musical - Creative Stages Youth Theater (ariZoni Award nomination)
2012 -  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Paradise Valley Community College
2013 - Present - MD of the Theater Works Kids Alive and Stardust Performance Troupes
2013 – The Drowsy Chaperone -Paradise Valley Community College
2013 – How to Eat Like a Child – Theater Works
2013- Avenue Q School Edition -Theater Works
2014- High School Musical -Theater Works
2014 – Peter Pan Jr. – Theater Works
2014 -The Pirate Queen - Paradise Valley Community College
2015 - A Year with Frog and Toad -Theater Works (ariZoni Award nomination)
2015 – Aladdin Jr. – Theater Works
2015 - Spamalot - Paradise Valley Community College
2016 - Hairspray Jr. - Jewish Community Center
2016 - The Secret Garden -Theater Works (ariZoni Award)
2016 – Little Mermaid Jr. – Theater Works
2016 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Paradise Valley Community College (ariZoni Award                      
2017 – Nunsense -Ghostlight Theatre
2017 – School House Rock Live! – Theater Works
2017 – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Paradise Valley Community College
2017 - Annie Jr. – Theater Works
2017 - A Christmas Carol -Theater Works
2018 – Cabaret – Spotlight Youth Theatre
2018 - Nunsense II, The Second Coming – Ghostlight Theatre
2018 - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Glendale Community College
2018 – Alice in Wonderland Jr. - Jewish Community Center
2018 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat  - Theater Works
2018 – Willy Wonka Jr. – Theater Works
2018 – Little Mermaid – Theater Works
2018 – All Shook Up – Theater Works
2018 – Mary Poppins – Jewish Community Center

Education History

1978-81, 1984-87
Arizona State University Studied Choral Music and Voice

Post College Master Classes

Dr. Henry Leck
Founder and Director Indiannapolis Children's Choir
 Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer
 Building Musicianship in the Choral Setting
 The Effect of WorId Music on Choral Sound

Dr. Anton Armstrong Professor of Music
Director ofthe St. Olaf Choir St. Olaf College, Northview Minnesota
 20th Century Schools of Singing in America
 Performance Practice in Spirituals
 Vocal Teaching in the Choral Rehearsal Setting

Dr. Rodney Eichenberger
Choral Music Professor Florida State University
 The Union of Hand, Mind and Voice

Dr. Weston Noble
Head of Musical Activities Professor of Choral Music Luther College, Iowa
Placement of Voices Within a Section

Lois Alba
Private Voice Instructor
11111 Wickdale Houston, TX 77024
Seven years of Vocal Instruction in the Bel Canto method.
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