Dr. Randall Goldberg

Assoc Professor

Randy Goldberg of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University

Dr. Randall Goldberg is Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. His current research focuses on the music of Jewish immigrants in America, and he has presented on this topic at the Conference on Jewish Music and Jewish Identity (2014), which he hosted in Youngstown. Writings by Dr. Goldberg appear in Musica Judaica, Journal of Jewish Identities, and Notes. In addition to Jewish musical studies, Goldberg is a contributor to the CPE Bach Complete Works Edition (PHI) and Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.

Education

PH.D. IN MUSICOLOGY (2011)
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana
Dissertation: “Where Nature and Art Adjoin: Investigations into the Zarlino-Galilei Dispute, Including an Annotated Translation of Vincenzo Galilei’s Discorso intorno all’opere di messer Gioseffo Zarlino” (Thomas J. Mathiesen, adviser)
Research areas: history of music theory, Jewish identity in music, Renaissance studies, eighteenth-century source studies

M.M. IN GUITAR PERFORMANCE, with academic honors (1998)
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts
Guitar studies with David Leisner

B.M. IN GUITAR PERFORMANCE (1996)
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Guitar studies with Adam Holzman

Publications

Editor with Jason B. Grant. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Passion According to St. Luke (1783). Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works, Series IV, no. 6.4. Los Altos, California: Packard Humanities Institute, 2021.

“Introduction: Jewish Music and Jewish Identity in the Rust Belt.” Journal of Jewish Identities 10 (January 2017): 1-6.

Co-editor, Special issue on “Jewish Music and Jewish Identity." Journal of Jewish Identities 10 (January 2017).

“David Krakauer from Klezmer Madness! to Abraham Inc.: A Topical Narrative of Musical Identities.” Musica Judaica 21 (2016): 65-112.

Review of David Schulenberg, The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, in Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 72 (March 2016): 561-3.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Passion According to St. Luke (1775). Co-edited with Daniel R. Melamed. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works, Series IV, no. 6.2. Los Altos, California: Packard Humanities Institute, 2011.

Contributor. The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Edited by Robert E. Bjork. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Selected Presentations

“The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America,” AMS-LOC Lecture, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., October 2017. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8179/

“Jewish Music in Response to the Kishineff Pogrom, SUNY Fredonia Musicology Lecture Series, Fredonia, NY, April 1, 2016.

“The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America,” with Dr. Matilda Ertz (piano), National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Louisville, Kentucky, November 2015.

“Reinventing the Music History Core Sequence: Goals and Strategies,” with Dr. Ewelina Boczkowska, Plenary Session, American Musicological Society, Allegheny Chapter, Morgantown, WV, October 2015.

“Elegies to Kishineff in Jewish-American Popular Music,” Jewish Music and Jewish Identity, Youngstown, OH, October 2014.

“I’m Going Home: Ethnic Records and the Jewish American Experience,” Biennial Scholars Conference, American Jewish Historical Society, Decatur, GA, June 2014; Midwest Jewish Studies Association, Kent, OH, September 2014; American Musicological Society, Allegheny Chapter, West Liberty, WV, October 2014.

“Earning the Right to Sing the Blues: David Krakauer from Klezmer Madness! to Abraham Inc,” Biennial Scholars Conference, American Jewish Historical Society, NY, NY, June 2012.

“Roots Music and Ethnic Identity in Avant-Ghetto Klezmer,” invited lecture in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s touring exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, Youngstown, OH, September 2011.

“Purging Heretics Through Music Theory: Gioseffo Zarlino and the Sopplimenti Musicali,” National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco, California, November 2011. A shorter version of this presentation was given at the fall meeting of the American Musicological Society, Allegheny Chapter, Huntington, WV, October 2010.

“Discordant Polemics: Tuning Systems in the Writings of Zarlino and Galilei,” National Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, March 2009.

“Clerics vs. Cavaliers: Early Investigations into the Zarlino-Galilei Dispute,” Department of Musicology Colloquium Series, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 2008.

“A Passion Shared: Adaptive Practices in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s 1775 Lukaspassion,” Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches, Memphis, TN, March 2007.

“David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness: Ethnic Identity in the Downtown Scene,” National Conference of the Society for American Music, Chicago, IL, March 2006. An earlier version of this presentation was given at the fall meeting of the American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter, Chicago, IL, October 2005.

“How to Make a Hamburg Passion in One Hour or Less,” Early Music Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 2005.