Distinguished Teaching Professor
Advisory Committee Representative, Voice, Keyboard, Harp & Guitar
D.M., Indiana University
William Goldenberg, Professor of piano and director of the Collaborative Piano program, received his B.A. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He received the M.M. degree from Juilliard on fellowship with Martin Canin, and his D.M. degree from Indiana University where he was appointed personal assistant to Menahem Pressler. Advanced study included work with Gilbert Kalish, Theodore Lettvin, Charles Rosen, Josef Gingold and Felix Galimir.
Dr. Goldenberg has performed over 500 concerts throughout the country as a soloist and chamber musician, including appearances at the Tanglewood and Grand Teton Music Festivals, New York's Brookhaven National Lab Series, Chicago's nationally broadcast Dame Myra Hess Series, and at numerous major colleges and universities. Other appearances include Chamber Music Chicago, Maine's Bay Chamber Concerts, The Lake Placid Chamber Players, and California's Idyllwild Arts Festival.
Among the many prestigious institutions which have supported his programs are The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Illinois Arts Council, Fromm Music Foundation, John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Consulate General of France, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and East Meets West Music Arts. He has performed with the Vermeer Quartet, London Symphony Concertmaster Igor Gruppman, Boston Symphony Principal Flutist Doriot Dwyer, and Berlin Deutsche Oper Soprano Amanda Halgrimson. His recording of sonatas with the late violinist of the Vermeer Quartet, Pierre Menard, was recently released.
An accomplished performer of contemporary repertoire, he has also collaborated with leading composers such as Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran, Ralph Shapey, Larry Austin, Joyce Mekeel, and Hugo Weisgall at their invitation.
In 2000, Dr. Goldenberg was awarded NIU's highest teaching honor when he was named a Presidential Teaching Professor.