Big Soul Project welcomed Roxanne Goodman in 2008 as their Music Director. In addition to her passion for music as an expression of community empowerment and inspiration, Roxanne brings a wealth of experience to this position.
Roxanne functions in many roles – teacher, musical coach, composer, singer, pianist, and motivational speaker. Yet has the ability to make you feel that she is speaking directly to you in a crowded room. She has taken great care and diligence in developing BSP and always believes that they have the ability to inspire and entertain their audiences.
Roxanne is a well-known figure in the Ottawa musical community and was awarded the community Engagement Award for her contribution to creating healthy communities through song.
Roxanne believes that empowerment comes from finding one’s unique purpose and letting it shine through. Under her direction, BSP has grown and evolved to find their own voice and sound.
With an education in classical piano, under the tutelage of international concert pianist and adjudicator, the late Rose Goldblatt (formerly of McGill University), her interest in voice and composition eventually led her to pursue studies at Concordia University where her tutors included Madeleine Thériault and Jerri Brown.
Roxanne has performed at many venues such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier, as well as international concert. She is know as the “ATMOSPHERE PROVIDER” and is sought out for private functions.