Christopher Goldston Biography

Christopher Goldston Biography

Christopher Goldston (b. 1972), Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, 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 teaches at Columbia College Chicago, and Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago.

 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 his Thesis for Wind Quintet which won the 1993 MTNA Composition Contest for North Carolina. Mr. Goldston compositions are published by Alfred Publishing Company and the FJH Music Company.

 Mr. Goldston has been the National Coordinator for the Music Teachers National Association Composition Competition since 2010.  He has also served as state and division coordinator for the competition.  Christopher has been very active in the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association, and has served as president, and vice-president in charge of programs.  He was member of the year in 2008.  He is president-elect of Illinois State Music Teachers Association.

 Chris Goldston is also in demand as a clinician and guest artist.   He has presented for numerous music groups across the United States, and has presented sessions at MTNA State Conferences in Illinois, Indiana, Utah, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, as well as at the MTNA National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in 2004.  His students have won local, state, and national composition competitions, including the 2016-2017 Young Artist winner for the MTNA Composition Competition.