Composer William Goldstein is a contemporary Renaissance man. At the age of nine his prodigious talents brought him to Columbia University; in 1975 he was discovered by Berry Gordy, who brought him to LA to sign with MOTOWN as a recording artist / composer and producer. He was simultaneously finishing a CELEBRATION OVERTURE 1776-1976, a Bicentennial commission, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra in May of 1976. Since then he has scored over 50 film and TV projects, and has written Op-Ed’s for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, a director of the California State Summer School for the Arts, and serves on both the music branch executive committee, and foreign language committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has also been a visiting artist" for the Academy, lecturing from the Far East to the Middle East on contemporary aesthetics as well as music in film. Other projects include his musical Lady On A Carousel, and a movie for HBO. His most formidable gift has always been his ability to sit at a piano and create “instant composition.” For over 20 years composer William Goldstein has given an annual Master Class in Improvisation and The Creative Process on the campus of Cal Arts. His uniquely gifted improvisations, his arts philosophy (Los Angeles Times), his innovations in technology, his unique approach to solving difficult issues (New York Times), and most of all, his music, continue to inspire. The opportunity to witness the spontaneous burst of creativity apparent in his improvisations, gives music, dance, theater, film and creative writing students, as well as MBA’s, insight into their own creativity, talents and imagination."