Biography

Robby Good (b. July 2, 2000, Valencia, CA) is an undergraduate composition and percussion performance major at UCLA. Robby has been playing piano from the age of 6, picking up percussion at age 9, and composing at the age of 12. During high school, he was accepted into the Nancy and Barry Sanders Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program, where he studied under Andrew Norman (USC/Juilliard) and Sarah Gibson (USC/UCSB). Robby has also studied with Ian Krouse (UCLA), Derrick Spiva (Bridge to Everywhere), and David Lefkowitz (UCLA), and has been a music production mentee under the guidance of visual media composer/performer Michael A. Levine.

Robby’s concert works have been premiered by ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the National Children’s Chorus (NCC), the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ), the Calder String Quartet, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Winsor Music, Ensemble TM+, and the CSUN Wind Ensemble. For visual media, Robby has scored a number of student animations at UCLA and CalArts, and was a 3-time finalist in the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest’s Youth Category.

As a performer, Robby studied piano/keyboard for 10 years with Richard Parizer from Robot Nature, and studied high school percussion with Matt Cook (LAPQ). He currently studies concert percussion at UCLA with Professors Gregory Goodall and Theresa Dimond.


Press

Videos

LA Phil: “Composer Fellowship Program: 10th Anniversary” - June 20, 2016.


Interview with Santa Clarita Valley Signal: “Placerita Jr. High Student Leads 65-piece Orchestra” - May 14, 2014.


Articles and Press Releases

LA Phil/Hollywood Bowl Press Release: “LA Phil Composer Fellow Robby Good Commissioned to Compose New Work for the National Children’s Chorus” - May 5, 2017

Los Angeles Times: “What’s it like to hear the L.A. Phil play your music in Disney Hall? Ask these composers, ages 16 to 18” - February 19, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Elite Magazine: “Composing His Voice At 15 Years Old, Robby Good Writes An Original Composition For The LA Philharmonic” - March 25, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Signal: “SCV eighth-grader scores big” - May 29, 2014