Soka University of America
Home  |   Apply  |   Giving  |   Contact Us  |   Directory
Title Image


Ippei Shibata "Originally I felt it was a disadvantage to have a liberal arts degree entering into economics, but now I feel like I have a broader perspective because I had to study so many different kinds of things." More
Ippei Shibata
Class of 2007

Professor Michael Golden

Narrative Biography

Michael Golden studied music composition in the Pacific Northwest with, among others, William Bergsma, Tomas Svoboda, Diane Thome and William O. Smith, receiving the DMA from the University of Washington in 1992.

Dr. Golden has composed for a wide range of media. He has been commissioned to write solo and chamber ensemble works, large ensemble works, and pieces for jazz ensembles of all sizes, and has also composed for computer-generated tape and live electronics, as well as multi-media, website, film, video and theatre productions.

Dr. Golden's music has been performed throughout much of the United States (twenty-five states) as well as internationally (Italy, France, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Russia and Japan). He has also performed as a jazz pianist throughout much of the US and abroad.

Back to Top Print this Page