is a pioneer in vocal expression. Since 1974 she has been performing at
the forefront of theatre and music. As an original member of the
Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble for 17 years, she performed in numerous
concerts, multi-media theatre productions, films and recordings, touring
worldwide, singing mostly without words in a universal language of
sound. She is heard on five of Monkís albums: Songs From the
Hill/Tablet on Wergo Spectrum, Dolmen Music, Turtle Dreams, Do
You Be, and Book of Days, all on ECM. During her years in New
York, she also appeared in theatre works of Lee Nagrin, composed scores
for Bond St. Theatre and the choreography of Jeannette Stoner, and
appeared as Sappho in Maiden Songs, by the New York Greek Drama
Composing music since 1985, Andrea has created Song-Stories, stories
told as much through sound as through words, self-accompanied on bandura,
an Ukrainian instrument with 55 strings. These are on a recording made
in l991, The Moonís Daughter & Other Song-Stories.
composes for and performs regularly with the Maine-based Figures Of
Speech Theatre in Nightingale, an award-winning puppet piece,
playing on Broadway during the 1996 International Puppetry Festival.
Also with Figures Of Speech, Andrea composed music for Festival Of
Light in 1994, and performs as narrator and singer in their most
recent (2001) production, She-Who-Loves.
Andrea has received four grants from
Meet the Composer to perform new compositions, the most recent in 2005
for "Vocal Magic", performed at Deep Listening Space in Kingston, NY.
Working with the language of symbol and metaphor as a professional
astrologer, she composed Planet Songs, expressing the essence of
each planet. Her work since 1985 with the Voyager Tarot and using
intuitive, channeled singing for healing have brought her to the concept
and creation of Divine Doorways, Soundings on the Sacred Voyage of
the Wheel of Tarot, her CD with drummer Gerry Hemingway, released on
her own label, Ruby-Throated Records. Goodman and Hemingway met in 1996,
performing together as guests of dancer Daria Fain in a concert at the
Fondation Cartier, Paris, France. They gave duet concerts in Portland,
Maine, and in New York City in November, 1998.
April, 2001, Andrea sang the lead role in a new opera, Io And Her And
The Trouble With Him in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin.
The opera is written by author Ione with music by composer Pauline
Andrea has been teaching voice since 1979, privately and in classes and
workshops. She teaches experiential mythic astrology and mystical voice
work on journeys and retreats with author/psychotherapist Ione, in 1997,
1999, 2001 and 2003 to Egypt and in 1998 to Hawaii. Recordings from the
trips to Egypt will comprise a forthcoming CD, Return To Egypt,
created with Ione on
Since 1985, Andrea has been working with vocal sound-healing,
intuitively using the vibrations of her voice to assist the free flow of
energy, soothing, relaxing, energizing, and releasing tension. She also
teaches others to use their voices for their own and othersí healing.
Ordained as a Priestess/Minister of the Ministry Of Maat, in 1998,
Andrea considers all of her work as performer, teacher and astrologer to
be her ministry. The mission of the Ministry of Maat is to nurture the
concept of world-wide harmony and balance. Maat is the ancient Egyptian
Divine embodiment of cosmic truth, harmony and justice. She is shown
with wings. She orders the Universe and is its heart. Andrea creates and
conducts tailor-made ceremonies for weddings, commitment ceremonies,
funerals, naming, coming of age, special birthdays, and blessings for
homes, boats, or new ventures.
In 2003, she opened Ruby-Throated
Spirit, Sanctuary and Voice/Star Studio, at her home on Barterís Island,
Boothbay, Maine. In addition to her teaching, sound-healing, astrology
and tarot readings, she offers ceremonies, workshops and retreats for
has one daughter, Rose, born in 1992.
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I am grateful to my teachers and
mentors who have guided me throughout my career: John Devers who taught
me voice, Allan Wayne in dance, Alethea Worden in astrology, Wendy
Ashley in mythic astrology, the Rev. Ellen Resch, the Rev. Ione,
Meredith Monk, Lee Nagrin, and Henrietta Weigel.
As a busy practitioner of Oriental Medicine I am so grateful to have
Goodman in my life. I see her as a priestess and a midwife of the
unfolding soul. Through private counseling, as well as participation in
group and individual retreat I have profoundly experienced her generous
presence, her wisdom, and her clarity. Her insight continuously deepens
and informs my healing work, my creative process, as well as my own
personal journey of transformation as a woman. I have frequently
entrusted my patients to her for readings, rituals, procreation and
birth counseling, and sound healing. It is always a joy to witness how
her process with them has inspired new levels of wellbeing and
-- Rachel Koenig,
Founder of Aurora Healing Arts, Brooklyn, New York