Staff Directory

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Michael D. Golden, DMA

Professor of Music Composition and Theory

Director of the Creatve Arts Program

Phone: 949-480-4025

Fax: 949-480-4263

Email: golden@soka.edu

Academic Administration - Undergraduate Program Staff

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • D.M.A., Univ. of Washington (1992)
  • M.M., Univ. of Oregon
  • B.M., Univ. of Oregon

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 1998
  • 1995 - 1998, Assoc. Prof. of Music, Marshall University
  • 1993 - 1995, Visiting Asst Prof. of Music, Colby College

Research Interests

  • Music Composition and Theory (incl. Jazz and Computer applications)
  • World Music
  • Music and: Philosophy, Cognition, Culture, Religion, . . .

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

  • FramesetuDe, Les Productions D'Oz, 2000
  • FramesetuDe (recording), LaFlame, Records, 1997
  • The Sea Change, and Other Stories, New Ariel Records, 1997
  • Echoes in Eternal Light (a setting of Ko-jyo-no Tsuki), Kansai 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, 2004
  • Bidder to Better, New Albany Records, 2004
  • Suite Ceremonial, Commission: Aliso Viejo Symphony Orchestra, 2001
  • Three Friends, Commission: South Orange County Chamber Orchestra, 2003
  • It's a Long, Long River, Commission: Huntington Symphony Orchestra, 1997

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Introduction to Music Composition
  • Music Composition II: Composing Tonal Music
  • Music Composition with the Computer
  • Introduction to World Music
  • Core I: Enduring Questions of Humanity
  • Learning Cluster I: The El Toro Re-use Issue
  • Jazz Piano
  • Jazz Ensemble

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 1st Prize, Guitar Foundation of America Intl. Composition Comp., 1996
  • Meet the Composer/Commission Music USA Award, 1997
  • ASCAP Standard Panel Award, 1997 - 2005

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