Joan Goddard, vice-president

A singing, piano playing and active music appreciator

joanJoan Goddard has a lengthy classical music background, having started piano lessons at the age of five. She taught piano for forty years in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoyed an extensive church music career as an organist and director of four different choirs. She brought her enthusiasm and appreciation for music with her when she came to Grass Valley and became a board member of InConcert Sierra in 2000.

Joan believes that the resonance of beautiful music can elevate the human spirit and contribute to unity and harmony so badly needed in this world. For this reason she takes great pleasure and gratification in supporting, promoting and producing Third-Sunday Season concerts and every other musical offering of InConcert Sierra!

Joan’s interest in unity, the expansion of consciousness and awareness not only manifests in her love of music, but also is the reason she loves her profession as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She relishes those moments that occur in both a concert hall and a therapy session where magic happens, people are moved and the world changes! Joan is an avid reader, plays in the garden, enjoys art galleries and museums and travels with her friends and family.

Throughout her many years with InConcert Sierra, Joan has served as board president, vice-president, secretary, and chaired several committees and events – including during her one-year hiatus from the board due to term limits!