Ben Goldberg is a New York-based composer who has received awards for his concert music, film music, and academic achievements. A storyteller though music, his compositions often use programmatic elements to communicate to the listener. He is the Composer-in-Residence for Baltimore chamber orchestra Symphony Number One. Ensembles that have performed his works include the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony, and Reno Philharmonic Youth Strings Symphonia. His composition Reconnecting, scored for drum circle and orchestra, has been featured in Symphony magazine, and at presentations for The League of American Orchestras and Percussive Arts Society national conferences. He was the winner of the 2013 Susanville Symphony Composition Competition, American Composers Category, and selected as the only orchestral Composer Fellow for the 2015 UC Davis Music and Words festival and Composition Workshop. Goldberg was one of three composers selected for the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2016 New Music Experiment, where members of the orchestra and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras performed his composition Declaration. He received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 American Prize in Composition (Orchestra division) for Reconnecting. His work American Frontier was the winner of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Audience of the Future composition contest.


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 2012 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.


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