Edward “Ted” Goldman

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

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Ted Goldman (b. 1983) is a composer, music theorist, performer, educator, and inter-disciplinary collaborator.  He began his undergraduate studies in physics, and graduated summa cum laude with honors in music from Columbia University.  He received his MM and DMA in composition from The Juilliard School and is now an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music.

Mr. Goldman’s compositions have received national and international recognition, including two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.  Among other accolades, his composition Scrudge was selected for the PARMA Recordings Anthology of Contemporary Music, digidigidha received the Society for New Music’s Brian M. Israel Prize, Cellular Automata won eighth blackbird’s MusicX Festival competition in Switzerland, Tynexia was a winner of the Beijing Modern Music Festival’s Young Composers Project, and A Fitful Sleep received the Hanson Young Composers Award, sponsored by Chamber Music Rochester and the Eastman School of Music.  He has been commissioned by Alarm Will Sound, the Banff Centre in Canada, The Norfolk New Music Festival, the Contrasts Quartet, and twice by the New Juilliard Ensemble.

In addition to composing, Mr. Goldman loves to play, teach, and analyze music.  For five years he was a radio host at WKCR-FM NY, where he discussed music both new and old.  At Juilliard, Mr. Goldman was a member of the Music and Medicine Initiative, a collaboration between Juilliard and Cornell University, in which he was the artistic director of a benefit concert for Haiti as well as a moderator for inter-institutional discussions on subjects intersecting music and medicine.  As a pianist, he has performed at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, The Mannes International Keyboard Institute, and the Mannes Beethoven Institute.  In addition to teaching at Eastman, he has held positions as a Lecturer at Hunter College and as a Teaching Fellow at Juilliard.

When he is not composing, Mr. Goldman can be found running along the Genesee River or playing the ancient game of Go.