Mississippi Valley State University's Department of Fine Arts will present pianist Dr. Lawrence Goldman in a faculty recital on Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. in H. G. Carpenter Auditorium. During the recital, Goldman will play works by Kabalevsky, Brahms, Debussy, Gottschalk, and Chopin.
Goldman, a native of Santa Rosa, Ca., began piano studies at the age of eight and presented his first solo recital at the age of 10. He began winning regional competitions within the next few years, including his first appearance as a piano soloist with an orchestra.
He has been a faculty member at Mississippi Valley State University for the past 33 years. During that time, he has become well known for his appearances both as a solo recitalist and collaborating artist.
Goldman performed for the state conventions of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association and the Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs. He has also performed for the Southern Chapter conference of the College Music Society. In addition, his performances have been a regular feature on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio network.
Goldman was a 2006 recipient of the HEADWAE award in recognition of academic excellence presented annually by the Mississippi State Legislature. In 2009, he was honored as the first recipient of MVSU’s James Herbert White Preeminence Award in the Arts. He is listed in both the Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education.