Ben Goldberg is a New York-based composer who has received awards for his concert music, film music, and academic achievements. He is the Composer-in-Residence for the Garden State Philharmonic and was previously the Composer-in-Residence for the Baltimore chamber orchestra Symphony Number One. His work, American Frontier, was the Winner of the 2021 American Prize in Composition, Pops/Light division. In addition, Goldberg has won composition competitions held by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Joliet Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, and Susanville Symphony. He has enjoyed a special partnership with the Central Ohio Symphony; they have premiered five of his works including Reconnecting, scored for Drum Circle and Orchestra. Reconnecting has been featured in Symphony magazine, and at presentations for The League of American Orchestras and Percussive Arts Society national conferences. He has given presentations of his works at the Juilliard School and UC Davis, and will be a guest speaker at Juilliard again this Spring.


Goldberg’s music has been featured internationally in films, television programs, podcasts, video game apps, and advertisements. His four feature-length film scores include Broadway’s Finest which earned him best original score honors at the Long Island International Film Expo. His music has been broadcasted in over thirty countries and heard on Animal Planet, CBS, FOX, NBC, HBO, The History Channel, Tokyo Broadcasting System, and children’s home videos.


Goldberg studied composition at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in film composition. He was the recipient of the school’s Film Scoring Achievement Award. In 2018 he joined Moravian University as adjunct faculty where he teaches composition and film scoring.


Ben can be contacted directly at: ben@bengoldbergmusic.com