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Name Burton Goldstein
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Date of birth 17/08/1950
Region United States  
Interests composition, computers
Profile Contests Won:
•The American Prize 2014 for String Quartet #2 •Vox Novus selected three
works in 2014
•International Music Prize in Composition 2011 awarded by the National Academy of Music in Colorado, for String Quartet #2 Qwasi`s Revenge.
• Borromeo String Quartet Contest, New York.
• Brandenburg Chamber Music Prize in Composition and commission
• Aaron Copland Award
• Lee Ettelson Award from Composers Inc.
• Finalist for CalArts/Alpert Award in Music
• Commission sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation
• American Music Center Composers Assistance Grants (4)
• Fellowship at the Ernest Bloch Festival in Oregon under Chinary Ung
• two Fellowships at the Aspen Institute for Advanced Compositional Studies each under
both Jacob Druckman and Bernard Rands.

Commercial compositions used in trailers for: George Lukas’ animated feature, Strange Magic (2015),Guillermo del Toro’s The Book of Life (2014) (with Placido Domingo), Mirror, Mirror (Julia
Roberts);X-Men 3: The Last Stand, The Closer, Herbie Fully Loaded, Aliens in the Attic, Sleeping Beauty, The Stone Angel, 21, Veggie Tales, Elizabeth, Santa Claus 3, Lions for Lambs, Bridget Jones Diary
Concert compositions performed by the Arditti Quartet, the Borromeo String Quartet, The Penderecki Quartet, Xtet, the Chroma Quartet, the Gregg Smith Singers; in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Brussels, Krislund Norway, Casalmaggiore, Italy.

Albany Records CD – “California Composers”, Arditti Quartet recorded Aspen Quartet

Taught composition, electronic music and music theory at: UC Santa Barbara,
UCLA, El Camino College; Scripps College Claremont; and the California State University Campuses at Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Served as president of the Independent Composers Association.

• Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dissertation: “Why Does Stravinsky Always Sound Like Stravinsky? Serial Stravinsky
and Style Analysis”
• National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, at the Schoenberg Institute under
Leonard Stein, wrote a paper: “The harmony of Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon
Buonaparte” using a set theory approach.