John Goforth (b. 1990) is a composer based out of Eugene, Oregon. Recent collaborations include performances and readings by cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, flutist Molly Barth, pianist David Riley, cellist and vocalist Kathryn Brunhaver, bassist Milo Fultz, members of Fireworks New Music Ensemble, and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. John has upcoming performances and readings by Eighth Blackbird and soprano Esteli Gomez.
Born in Mobile, Alabama, John is currently a master's student at the University of Oregon studying with Dr. Robert Kyr. He has previously studied composition and computer music with Dr. David Z. Durant, piano with Dr. Jerry Alan Bush, and conducting with Dr. Laura Moore. In addition to composing, John serves as the Assistant Director of the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
Representative Works:Three Preludes for cello and double bass (2014)
Heron Bay for solo piano (2012)
Collisions for percussion duo (2013)
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Oregon Connection: Although I am originally from Alabama, I now live in Eugene, Oregon and attend the University of Oregon as a graduate student. I have had the privilege of collaborating with musicians from both Eugene and Portland in my relatively short time here. I have found Oregon composers and musicians to be very dedicated and inspiring collaborators. Additionally, Oregon's beautiful landscape has greatly influenced my compositional output, providing a seemingly infinite wealth of creative stimulation.