Department of Music

Howard Goldstein

Howard Goldstein

128 Goodwin Music Building
(334) 844-3167

BA - University of California, Los Angeles

MM - Columbia University, Orchestral Conducting

DMA - Columbia University, Orchestral Conducting

Dr. Howard Goldstein is a Professor of Music at Auburn University and Music Director of the Auburn University/Community Orchestra. He also teaches Music History and Film Music, and has been Music Director for productions of the Auburn University Theatre. He is the Assistant Conductor of the Columbus (GA) Symphony, and has conducted concerts with the Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria), the Hradec Kralové Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic), the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (Baltimore), and the Alabama Youth Symphony. For ten years he was guest conductor of the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra in Birmingham, Alabama. He served on the faculty of the Korea String Research Institute and was resident conductor at the University of Szeged, Hungary, where he conducted concerts with both the University and Conservatory orchestras. He also conducted the Rochester Philharmonic as part of the Eastman School of Music Summer Conducting Workshop.

During 2009 Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts appointed him as Breeden Eminent Scholar in the Humanities. He used this position to structure a widely praised residency for the Tasman String Quartet that brought them to schools, prisons, and other venues throughout the state of Alabama.

Dr. Goldstein and the Auburn/University Community Orchestra received two prestigious awards in 2010. The American Prize competition awarded the orchestra third place in the community orchestra category and Dr. Goldstein received a special award for excellence in music education.

His main research interests are the performance practices of American popular singers between the two World Wars, about which he has written several articles for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and the performance of Argentinian tangos. He studied tango performance in Buenos Aires with violinist Damián Bolotín under the auspices of the College Music Society and serves as lead violin for the Atlanta-based Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta, which has performed at various venues in Georgia, Florida, and California.


Last Updated: February 08, 2017