ALUMNI UPDATE: Daniel Goode '49

Following C&C, I attended Music and Art HS before going to Oberlin and Cornell, where I studied philosophy. I received a master’s degree at Columbia in Music Composition, and founded the DownTown Ensemble (for new music) in 1984. In 2004, I founded the Flexible Orchestra: a new idea for orchestral music (
I attribute all that I have accomplished to C&C as an education and an inspiration. My mother, Ruth Goode, ghost-wrote I Learn from Children with Caroline Pratt, C&C founder and Principal, based on her autobiographical account of her school and herself. (You can find out more about me at

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