Dr. Andre’ E. Godsey, Sr., Ph.D. has found his voice in the contemporary classical music venue. Over the last 15 years, he reveals an ability to inspire and entertain audiences nationally and internationally. At Lake Clifton Senior High school in Baltimore MD, he was awarded the Musician of the Year for 1979. In more recent times, several musical events include the world premiere of Symphony Number One in C# Minor: Themes for Soren Kierkegaard, “Movement One,” at the Sao Paulo Contemporary Classical Music Festival, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2019. The same work was recorded by Navona Records and featured on DIMENSIONS VOL 3, which received a Global Music Award in 2020.
He has composed numerous small vocal works for various instrumentations. He has also completed an opera suite soon to be released for performance. Godsey holds a Ph.D. in Human Services from Capella University, a Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Liberty University. He was the valedictorian of the class of 1991 at Sojourner-Douglass College with a Bachelor of Arts in Administration and Management. He married the love of his life in 1988, Lakita C. Godsey and they have one son, Andre’ E. Godsey, Jr.