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.


A Grand Journey Vol 2

A Grand Journey Vol. 2

Release Date: August 11, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6550
21st Century
Piano Trio
With music echoing themes of persistence in the face of adversity, calls for reflection and attention on acts of injustice, and more, A GRAND JOURNEY VOL. 2 delivers resounding chamber music from a diverse range of contemporary composers. Performed by the critically-acclaimed Trio Casals, this Navona Records release offers a variety of sounds, from traditional classical forms to jazz-infused rhythms, mixed meters, and a deeply-moving piece for solo cello.

Dimensions Vol. 3

Release Date: September 11, 2020
Catalog Number: NV6311
21st Century
The third installment in Navona Records’ series for orchestra is here: DIMENSIONS VOL 3, featuring the work of contemporary composers Michael G. Cunningham, Andre’ Godsey, Miguel Matamoro, Paul Osterfield, and Eric Simonson. Harnessing the power of a concert hall full of virtuosos performing original compositions from today’s composers, DIMENSIONS VOL 3 packs a powerful punch.