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Tommy Goddard

Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Drumline; Adjunct Professor of Percussion


  • Liberty University, DME
  • The University of Central Oklahoma, MM
  • Southern Nazarene University, BS


Nationally known performer, composer, and educator, Tommy Goddard has been working in the music industry since 2002. Winner of many drumset, marimba, and marching percussion awards, Dr. Goddard has worked in schools, football stadiums, and music venues all across North America. He made his Kennedy Center debut as a snare drummer in the Crossmen Drum Corps in Washington, D.C. in 2008. In 2011, he performed at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN as champion of the Drumline Live! national solo competition. Dr. Goddard has worked with recording artists Neil Patrick Harris, Shania Twain, Lincoln Brewster, Arturo Sandoval, John Clayton, Steve Houghton, Rick Baptist, Sal Lozano, Charles Billingsley, Jonelle Allen, Meloney Collins, Jay Leach, Jennifer Barnes, Robbie Seay, Evans Blue, Kutless, Air Force Band of the Golden West, and many others.

In addition to Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Drumline, Dr. Goddard is a freelance drummer/percussionist, judges marching percussion competitions in Virginia and North Carolina, and is on the Percussive Arts Society Marching and Rudimental Percussion Committee. He is the owner of Goddard Music Studios, offering private and group lessons in percussion, composition/arranging, and music business/commercial music.

Tommy loves making music for audiences of all ages, which was evident in his former position as a full-time percussionist for The Walt Disney Company for eight years. As a composer, Dr. Goddard co-wrote an atmosphere show for Shanghai Disney Resort, worked on many Disneyland Resort commissioned projects, has numerous marching and concert percussion compositions, and has released songs for film.

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