A musician from a young age, Susan Stucklen Goodfellow started playing the piano at six
years old, and became interested in playing in a band at nine years old. She then began practicing the flute with her uncle who worked for a music company in Boston, Massachusetts, and finally join the band in high school. In 1965, Ms. Goodfellow received a Bachelor of Science from The Juilliard School in New York. She then earned a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1967. She began her career as a first flute with the New York City Symphony from 1963 to 1965. After receiving her graduate degree, she became a flutist with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra from 1968 to 1970. In 1972, she utilized her writing skills and joined the editorial staff of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago. A hardworking professional, Ms. Goodfellow also served as the assistant editor of the Britannica Book of Music from 1975 to 1979, and she joined the flute faculty of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah until 1988 and the Alan Weight Music Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah until 1994.
Throughout her career, Ms. Goodfellow also served as a program annotator with the Salt Lake Symphony, an instructor in flute at the Pre-College Conservatory Program, and an associate professor at the University of Utah. As a testament to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Goodfellow was presented with the Legacy Award from the MTNA
Foundation in 2004. She also became a fellow of the foundation in 2017. Today, Ms. Goodfellow is an active member of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City. In retirement, she is also an active member of the Latter-Day Saints Church Service Mission in family and church history.
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