John Godoy received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music and a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers were Dean Witten (San Antonio Symphony), Arthur Press (Boston Symphony Orchestra), and Roland Kohloff (New York Philharmonic). He has been a fellowship student at the Waterloo Festival, Aspen Music School, and Solo Percussionist for the Round Top Chamber Festival.
He has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, Connecticut Grand Opera, San Antonio Symphony, and was Solo Percussionist for the Lincoln Center Institute.
As Principal Timpanist for the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra he has recorded Lalo Schifrin’s world premiere of Cantos Aztecas with Placido Domingo; music of Liadov; Rachmaninoff; and Carmine Coppola’s soundtrack for the movie Blood Red. He has also recorded music of Jorge Cordoba (Musica Contemporanea IV) and two recordings with Air
Force Band of the West.
Among several of his vibraphone transcriptions, two are published; Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor (Southern Music Company) and Debussy’s Footprints in the Snow.
He was appointed Principal Timpanist for the Corpus Christi Symphony in 2007.
He is Founder and Artistic Director of the chamber group, Lux Musicae.