Molly Goforth is a performer and teacher based in Lafayette, Louisiana. She is an active chamber and orchestral musician, performing in over 50 events annually. Ms. Goforth is the principal cellist of the Baton Rouge Symphony and is a frequent performer of chamber music with the Baton Rouge-based group Magnolia Strings. Molly also performs with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Charles Symphony. She has worked as a recording artist for various groups, including the Grammy nominated artist Marc Broussard and the Grammy nominated group Bonsoir, Catin.
Ms. Goforth maintains an active private studio in addition to teaching high school string orchestra and at universities in Lafayette Parish and in Lake Charles. Her private students are regularly accepted into the Louisiana All-State Orchestra, the LPSS Gifted & Talented program, participate in the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, UL-Lafayette Orchestra, and are employed by various churches and other organizations as gigging musicians.
Prior to moving to Louisiana, she taught through the nationally-recognized Scrollworks program in Birmingham, AL as well as the Birch Creek Fine Arts Center in Door County, WI. She has had the opportunity to perform with noted musicians including the world-renowned vocalists Julianne Baird, Renée Fleming and Kristin Chenoweth; violinists Sarah Chang and Yevgeny Kutik; pianists Jeremy Denk and Lang Lang; guitarist Sharon Isbin, and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Ms. Goforth received her Master's degree in cello performance from DePaul University in Chicago, her Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville and holds Suzuki Teacher Certifications through cello book 3. Ms. Goforth has studied privately with Stephen Balderston, Alan Harris, Darrett Adkins, Craig Hultgren, Alice Ann O’Neal and Paul York.