Mandolin, Stand Up Bass, Banjo, Brass, Jazz and Bluegrass Instructor
Although Michael Godwin is primarily an instrumental performer of strings and brass, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a professional Teachers Certificate (K-12) from the Alabama State Department of Education. During high School, Michael performed with local Bluegrass and Strings bands, his high school ensembles and toured with the Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. Michael completed his Bachelor Degree at Jacksonville State University (Ala.) where he performed with various ensembles such as : Concert, Jazz, Brass Choir, Show bands and The Marching Southerners (the south’s primer marching unit.) This includes live performances with Mr. John Fadis and the Bob Hope Show Band. Michael went on to teach in the Alabama school system and Gadsden High and Disque Middle School before moving back to his home state of Florida. Always the working Musician, Michael can been found performing with a host of local bands including The Bohemian Swingers, Gypsy Wind, Cutting Edge Bluegrass and the Chabo Brothers respectively. This has allowed him to perform live with such great artists as Vassa Clements and Mr. Bill Monroe while opening for Bands like Crosby, Stills & Nash, Pat Metheny Group, The Greg Allman Band, Jefferson Starship, Little Feat, The Spin Doctors, Widespread Panic, National Rhythm Blues Quartet and more.
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Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Alabama State Department of Education Professional Teachers Certficate (K-12)
Alabama Music Educators Association
Music Educators National Conference
Association of Jazz Educators
Michael performing with GYPSY WIND.