Chris Goldston

Alfred Author-Chris Goldston
(1972– )

Christopher Goldston holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, and has taught at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and William Rainey Harper College.

In 1991, Mr. Goldston received the National Federation of Music Clubs Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Award for his first composition, Night Train. Since then he has written numerous pieces for piano, voice, and chamber ensemble, including his Thesis for Wind Quintet which won the 1993 North Carolina State Music Teachers Association Collegiate Composition Contest. Mr. Goldston has several piano solos published by Alfred, as well as his collection, Imprints.

Mr. Goldston has taught piano for over ten years and enjoys composing and arranging pieces for his students. Many of them have also created pieces of their own under his guidance and have received top prizes in state and national competitions. Mr. Goldston has served as composition chair for the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and East Central Division of Music Teachers National Association.

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