Aaron Goodyke: Young Artists Program Production Coordinator

Aaron Goodyke is a [super]senior at Hope College studying Vocal Music Education with an emphasis in organ. He grew up in Zeeland and attended Holland Christian High School, during which he took part in theatre and a variety of musical activities. Aaron received the Gertrude Beckman organ scholarship from 14th St. CRC where he began studying organ with Nancy Mulder. He currently studies organ with Dr. Huw Lewis and voice with Dr. Brad Richmond at Hope. Aaron accompanies and sings in the Hope College Chapel Choir, a group that has toured extensively around the US and abroad. He has performed in two DeVos Musical Showcase performances as a soloist in addition to other local concerts in the Greater Grand Rapids area, including Free @ 3 concerts at First Reformed Church, Tulip Time organ recitals, and the Pillar Church noon series. Currently, he is organist at First Presbyterian Church of Holland and Production Coordinator on the Board of Directors at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck(CMFS).

Aaron is active in exploring technology integration in the music classroom. In the spring of 2015, he received a grant from the National Association for Music Merchants to attend the Music Technology Leadership Academy hosted by Technology in Music Education (TI:ME) in San Antonio, Texas, where he collaborated with other educators nationwide on the topic of engaging the 'non-traditional' music student through technology. 

Beyond his studies, Aaron has many roles in campus governance, student life, and campus ministries at Hope College. During his junior year, he was invited to represent the student body in a strategic planning process for Hope College, working alongside senior administration, faculty, and staff. In the last year, he served as Artistic Technical Assistant for Hope’s Chaplain of Worship Arts, Researcher & Webmaster for the Educational Technology Team at Hope, Student representative on the Teacher Education Council, Vice President of Hope’s circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa(ODK) National Leadership Honor Society, President of the Hope College Chapel Choir, and as President of Hope’s collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education(NAfME).

When not at school or rehearsals, Aaron enjoys reading, conversation over coffee, and playing a good game of Settlers of Catan.