Margaret Goldston


Click here for pictures from the recital

Click here for a listing of music written by Margaret Goldston.

Click here for the Program from the May 30th, 2004 Recital

Margaret Goldston passed away on September 9, 2003. We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a great composer, and dedicated our May 30th, 2004 recital in her honor. More Info

Margaret Goldston, along with Chris Goldston, are our adopted composers for the 2003-2004 school year. This commenced with a recital of their music on May 30, 2004.

A dedicated teacher and composer, Margaret Goldston taught beginner through college prep piano in her Franklin, North Carolina studio. Her students have won numerous music scholarships and state competitions. A frequent adjudicator for contests and festivals, Ms. Goldston has conducted masterclasses, clinics on composing with student participants and teacher workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Her solos and duets are well represented in contest lists, including the current National Federation of Music Clubs' Junior Festivals Bulletin.

Ms. Goldston studied composition privately for several years with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Robert Ward. She studied piano and music theory privately for five years in New Orleans universities before attending Louisiana State University, where she graduated with a degree in Piano Performance. In 1991 she was honored as LSU's School of Music Alumnus of the Year.

A former Composition/Theory Chairman for the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, Ms. Goldston was commissioned to write a piece for Clavier Magazine in October 1990. Named the Composer of the Year for 1983 and 1994 by the North Carolina Federation of Music Composers, she has also been an NFMC convention speaker.
(bio from www.alfred.com website)

Margaret's son Chris Goldston's Website: Chris Goldston

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