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 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 Thesis for Wind Quintet, which won
the 1993 North Carolina State Music Teachers Association Collegiate
Mr. Goldston has
taught piano for over ten years and enjoys composing and arranging
pieces for his students. Many of them have created pieces of their
own under his guidance and have received top prizes in state
competitions. Mr. Goldston has also served as chair of the
composition contest for Illinois State Music Teachers Association and
MTNA East Central Division.