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Morris Goldstein

Morris Goldstein's Resume & Bio

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Professional Employment

• Woodwind and Brass Instructor at South Bay School of Music Arts, Milpitas, CA, January 1985 to Present

• Senior Ticket Service Representative at The Center for Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA, May 1998 to 2016 (Retired)

• Event Manager at The Center for Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA, January 1996 to 2016 (Retired)

Education

• California State Teaching Credential from San Jose State University, June 1970

• Master of Arts Degree in Music from San Jose State University, June 1973

• Bachelor of Arts Degree, Music from San Jose State University, June 1969

Autobiography

It all started when I was in 5th grade at an elementary school in the state of Washington. I began studying the clarinet in school, and within a year my parents enrolled me in private lessons. As I progressed through junior high school, I became very interested in music. My family and I moved to California in 1961, and I continued my musical studies on the clarinet as well as learning how to play the saxophone. I performed in everything at the high school:

• Orchestra, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
• Stage Band, Tenor Sax
• Concert Band

• Marching Band
• German Band
• Santa Clara County Honor Band

• California Music Educators Solo/Ens. Festival
• California State Honor Band
• California Youth Symphony, Clarinet

College

After graduating from high school, I went on to Foothill College, still pursuing music and playing in all of the ensembles, such as symphonic band, orchestra, jazz band and pit bands for musical shows. One highlight of my college experience was being selected to play in the California College Honor Band that traveled back to Michigan for the College Band Directors National Conference. I also performed with the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra at Foothill College and coached at the California Youth Symphony summer music camps. While enrolled at Foothill College, I started teaching private clarinet lessons, traveling to students' homes.

In 1968, I transferred to San Jose State to finish my B.A. in Music. Again, I continued to play in all of the performing ensembles and taught private lessons, but this time through a local music store. While at San Jose State, I pledged to the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha. After graduating from San Jose State, I enrolled in the credential program and the Master's Degree program. In 1971, I was hired by the Milpitas Unified School District to teach instrumental music. I taught in Milpitas for seven years and also developed an extensive private lesson program, which brings me to my current position at South Bay School of Music Arts. I maintain a 30-student private lesson program as well as instruct the 18-piece big band jazz ensemble.