Caroline Goodwin is a soprano pursuing a Master of Music in Voice under the tutelage of Brian Horne at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Science in Voice with an Outside Field in History from IU in 2021. As an emerging young artist, Caroline has shown herself to be a versatile musician and performer. While engaging in classical training, she has also developed her passions for contemporary music, musical theatre, jazz, and popular music.
Caroline has most recently appeared on the proscenium stage as the Second Spirit in IU Opera Theater’s The Magic Flute. Her past roles (with various companies) include Maria in West Side Story, Liesl in The Sound of Music, Mrs. Mayor in Seussical the Musical, and Lou Ann in Hairspray. Her opera chorus experiences include Xerxes and Bernstein’s Mass with IU Opera Theatre and The Jungle with New Voices Opera.
During her time at Indiana University, Caroline has also been highly involved with ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids. ROK is an outreach organization that commissions and produces children’s operas for performances at Indiana grade schools. Caroline has sung roles in four ROK productions: Ami in Dominick DiOrio’s The World is One, Ana in Gabriela Ortiz’s Ana y su Sombra, Unicorn in Lauren Bernofsky’s Mooch the Magnificent, and Rosie in The Lunchbox Project (a work which included a team of composers).
In addition to dramatic performances, Caroline enjoys singing jazz and American Songbook standards. She has programmed several performances with her brother, Max Goodwin, who is a talented jazz guitarist also studying at the Jacobs School of Music. She is also highly involved in the new music world. In April of 2021, she premiered A Few Figs from Thistles, a song cycle based on the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay which she commissioned her friend and colleague Alex Tedrow to write.
Caroline currently splits her time between Bloomington, Indiana, and Terre Haute, Indiana.