Scott Goff was principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony from 1969 until his retirement in 2010, and performed regularly with Seattle Opera. He was born in Panama City and lived at various military posts until his family settled in Tacoma, Washington, upon his father’s retirement from the United States Army. Goff began playing flute at age twelve and studied with successive principal flutists of the Seattle Symphony. He later studied with William Kincaid and Julius Baker, graduating from Juilliard with his M.S. degree in 1967. Goff had also been principal flutist with the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and appeared as a soloist on many recordings with the Seattle Symphony.