Perry Goldstein, Composer

Perry Goldstein is the composer of approximately 50 works for a variety of ensembles. He has also written extensively about new music for numerous publications and institutions, including the New York Times and The Library of Congress, and he is the author of “Rudiments of Music” (published by Kendall-Hunt) and co-author of “A New Approach to Sight Singing” (published by W.W. Norton). He is a member of the faculty at Stony Brook University, where he is currently Graduate Program Director in the Department of Music. 

Goldstein has been called a composer of “consummate structural and inventive artistry” (CD Spotlight) and his works have been called “percussive and pummeling” (The New York Times), “an-I-dare-you contraption” (Fanfare), “a raw-boned tour-de-force” (The Buffalo News), “genuine firework[s]” (Achener Zeitung), and “jazz-paced, abrasive, [and] ultimately cathartic” (The Los Angeles Times). 

This website contains information on the composer, reviews, program notes, listening samples, and links to purchase recordings and sheet music of his works.