Ashby Goldstein

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Music Education and Director of Bands

K-12 Experience:

  • 2004-2009: Key West High School, Director of Bands, Monroe County Music Teacher Leader
  • 2009-2014: Gifford Middle School, Director of Bands
  • 2014-2019: Sebastian River High School, Director of Bands, Indian River County Music Coordinator

Ashby Goldstein, assistant professor, serves as the Director of Music Education and Bands at Carson-Newman University, where he teaches courses in music education. His responsibilities also include supervising student teachers and conducting the Carson-Newman concert and marching bands. Before joining the faculty at Carson-Newman, Mr. Goldstein taught music education courses and conducted concert ensembles as a Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University.

Mr. Goldstein has experience as a middle school, high school, and collegiate music educator. Under his direction, the Gifford Middle School bands performed at the Florida Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, the University of Georgia’s Middle School Band Festival, the Music for All National Middle School Music Festival, and the National Band Association/College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference. During his tenure as the Director of Bands at Sebastian River High School, the Wind Symphony performed at the Western International Band Clinic and the marching band was awarded eight grand championships at various competitions in Florida and Georgia.

Mr. Goldstein has been awarded two Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association and was recognized as the 2014 Gifford Middle School Teacher of the Year, the 2020 Sebastian River High School Teacher of the Year. More recently, he received The Virginia A. Bridges Music Education Award and was acknowledged as an ‘Outstanding Graduate Associate in Music Education’ at Ohio State University. Mr. Goldstein has presented at the Florida, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Indiana music education association conferences and is published in Contributions to Music Education. He is a highly sought-after clinician as a leader of professional development workshops for music educators in various school districts across the Eastern United States and has conducted honor bands in Florida, Georgia, and Montana. He is an active Florida Bandmasters Association adjudicator for both concert and marching band Music Performance Assessments. 

Mr. Goldstein is currently ABD at The Ohio State University, where he is currently completing a Ph.D. in music education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Southern Oregon University.