Joanna Goldstein (piano, University Orchestra director) is Professor of Music at Indiana University Southeast where she is also Director of University Arts Programming. She was also formerly the Dean of the School of Arts & Letters until 2001. In addition to her piano studio, she directs the Indiana University Southeast Orchestra. Joanna earned her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude at Temple University, her Masters of Music at The Juilliard School and a Ph. D. from New York University. She also studied at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar and has received numerous honors including winning the Philadelphia Orchestra Young Artist Competition on two occasions, the National Arts Club Competition and the Mason-Hamlin Competition.
As a solo pianist, Joanna has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as several smaller orchestras in the U.S. Dr. Goldstein has performed solo recitals and chamber music throughout the United States, England, Austria, and Germany and has recorded for South German Radio and appeared on WQXR in New York, as well as public radio in the Philadelphia area and in Louisville. She is a founding member of the Kentucky Center Chamber Players which has performed a subscription series in the Louisville area since the 1982-1983 season. This chamber group has also toured and played educational concerts throughout the tri-state area and recorded for National Public Radio. The ensemble’s first CD recording was released in September, 2002.
Dr. Goldstein is the author of A Beethoven Enigma: Performance Practice and the Piano Sonata, Opus 111, Peter Lang Publishers, Inc. She has been the recipient of The Excellence in Research and Creativity Award at Indiana University Southeast and is a member of FACET, The Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching at Indiana University. Dr. Goldstein is a member of the Fulbright-Hays Association, The College Music Society, and The National Association of Schools of Music.