Paul Goodchild – Coordinator of Brass at The Scots College

Mr Paul Goodchild, Associate Principal Trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has joined the ranks of The Scots College Music Department as Coordinator of Brass.

Mr Goodchild has been a member of the SSO for 35 years and will bring a wealth of international experience in orchestral, chamber and solo music performance to the Music Program at Scots.

Mr Goodchild said "I am delighted and proud to be joining the Music Department at The Scots College and look forward to the exciting times ahead mentoring the boys on their musical journey through school and beyond."

Mr Paul Vickers, Director of Music at The Scots College said "I am very excited to have Mr Goodchild working with our boys and staff. Paul has established himself as a world-class performer and pedagogue and is a wonderful addition to the Music Department."

Mr Goodchild has mentored with education programs in the Australian Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia and is in the process of starting the Emerging Artists Program with Sydney Brass. Paul's teaching experience includes Trumpet Lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Guest Lecturer at the Newcastle and Wollongong Conservatoriums and music camps with Pan Pacific and Youth Music Australia.

"This appointment represents another great step into a new age for music at Scots; we are rejuvenating a department that champions exemplary music performance while continuing to provide a place for boys of all abilities and experience levels," Mr Vickers said.

Mr Goodchild is also the Musical Director of Bondi Brass and Artistic Director of Sydney Brass.