Mike Goffe, Viola

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Mike Goffe has been playing viola in the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and officially joined the PCSO as a section player in 2012. In addition to being an avid chamber musician, he also plays locally in the Tualatin Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Oregon Coast Symphony, and has played previously in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Susanville Symphony Orchestra, the Ruby Mountain Symphony in Elko, NV, and the Foundation Orchestra Association in Reno, NV. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Arts and Letters and minored in Viola and Vocal (tenor) Performance at Portland State University in 2007 and has had the honor of studying with Joël Belgique in Portland and Ginny Tilton and Soo Kyong Kim in Reno.

When he's not busy geeking out musically, Mike is a Systems Analyst for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon. He enjoys many extracurricular activities including playing chess, bridge, and cribbage, all at tournament level, playing video games, and Zumba. He also has extensive interests in the Sciences and loves to travel abroad.