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UMBC Department of Music
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Mr. Tom Goldstein
Associate Professor


Percussion Ensemble
History of Jazz

Research Interests

Contemporary Percussion Repertoire, Composition, and Klezmer


B. Mus.  Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (1975)
M. Mus. Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, City University of New York (1994)


A freelance percussionist for over twenty years in New York, Mr. Goldstein performed extensively with the Orchestra of St. Lukes and the Brooklyn Philharmonic.  Especially active in contemporary music, he has premiered dozens of solo and chamber works, many written expressly for him.  From 1980-1990 he served as Artistic Director of the new-music group GAGEEGO.  Mr. Goldstein has toured with Steve Reich, played with Pauline Oliveros and the ensemble Continuum.  He has published articles in Perspectives of New Music, Percussive Notes, and for Mellen Press.  He currently performs and records with the Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo (piano/percussion), the new music ensemble Ruckus, and the klezmer band Verklempt. He has recorded on the Neuma, Vanguard, Polydor, Opus 1, O.O. Discs, CD Tech, Capstone, Innova and CRI labels.

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