Dr. Tamara Goldstein
Coordinator of Piano Studies
Tamara Goldstein, D.M.A. University of Colorado/Boulder, M.M. The Juilliard School, B.M. Indiana University/Bloomington, enjoys a diverse career as a chamber musician, teacher, and soloist. She is currently Associate Professor and Director of Keyboard Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver and Artistic Director/Founder of Piano Celebration, Denver’s annual festival, in February. Since 1999, Tamara has been on the collaborative piano staff assisting strings at the Aspen Music Festival during the summer seasons.
An avid chamber musician, Tamara has collaborated in duo recitals with such renowned artists as Leone Buyse, Jesse Levine, Judith Christin, Marianne Gedigian and members of the Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, Boston, Baltimore and Colorado Symphonies. She has received high praise for the 2008 CD “It’s All Relative” with members of the Denver Brass and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra as well as “American Spirit” recorded with the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir. Recent highlights included a return tour to Japan with the Denver Municipal Band Ensemble to commemorate the 50th anniversary of sister cities Denver and Takayama, and recitals of the complete Brahms Sonatas with violinist Justin Bruns (Assistant Concertmaster, Atlanta Symphony). She spent several recent months in New England where she taught master classes at Sarah Lawrence College, New England Conservatory Pre-College and at The Longy School of Bard College, and performed numerous community concerts throughout the Boston area.
Tamara has served as guest recitalist, workshop presenter, and official accompanist at the '04-06-08-10-12 Suzuki Association (SAA) National Conferences in Minneapolis, the '06 Suzuki Method World Convention in Italy, and as presenter at both MTNA and CMS National Conferences. She is an active board member of Colorado Federated Music Clubs and frequent adjudicator for local and national competitions. Tamara has been a concerto soloist with many Denver-area orchestras and was pianist for the Colorado Chamber Players from 1995-2005. She has taught as Instructor of Music Theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and served as accompanist for Central City Opera, Colorado Opera Troupe, Colorado Children’s Chorale, and the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Principle piano teachers have included Angela Cheng, German Diez and Abbey Simon, as well as collaborative studies with Mutsumi Moteki.