Todd Goranson - Saxophonist / Bassoonist
Clinics · Todd Goranson


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Over the past twelve years, Todd (who is also a licensed registered nurse) has presented his evidence-based teaching on musician’s mental health (performance anxiety) and musculoskeletal injury prevention at universities and conferences throughout the United States, including the 2023 US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium (George Mason University), Corban University (2021), University of North Dakota (2019), Converse College (2018), the 2015 TMEA Conference (San Antonio, TX), 2013 IDRS Conference (University of the Redlands) and 2012 NASA Biennial Symposium (Arizona State University), as well as at regional and state level conferences and teacher in-service for schools and school districts. To inquire about campus visits or in-service presentations on musicians’ health (in person or via Zoom), contact Todd directly.


For free clinics at your school or music store in the mid-Atlantic area (sponsored by Vandoren Paris or Conn-Selmer), contact Todd directly. (Clearances can be provided to your administrators on request.)

Todd annually teaches between 20-30 clinics, master classes and guest recitals at elementary schools, intermediate schools, high schools, universities, conservatories and music stores. He is active within the mid-Atlantic region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. As a Vandoren Paris Artist-Clinician and an endorsing artist for Yanagisawa Saxophones (Conn-Selmer, Inc.), Todd can frequently receive clinic sponsorship with adequate notice.

In addition to traditional single reed, saxophone, and bassoon clinics, some of Todd’s recent clinic topics include: tone production, strategies for practice, improvisation, developing intonation selecting equipment, jazz ensemble techniques, chamber music and coping with performance anxiety.