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Music Teacher Education

Music Faculty

Julie Goldberg


Named Guitarist of the Year by the international radio program “Classical Guitar Alive,” Dr. Julie Goldberg joined VanderCook it 1999. She was the first guitarist to receive a Doctorate in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

A Chicago native, Dr. Goldberg leads the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Orchestra, directs VanderCook’s annual Day of Guitar festival, presents yearly guitar clinics for the Wisconsin Center for Music Education, and is a faculty member for Teaching Guitar Workshop, sponsored by Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA.) Overseas, she has taught master classes at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, and the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music. Dr. Goldberg performs frequently as a soloist and with the Avanti Guitar Trio.

She is co-author of 100 Classical Guitar Lessons, published by Hal Leonard. Her educational guitar ensemble arrangements are published by Guitar Chamber Music Press.

  • AM 111-412 Applied Guitar
  • MUS 120 Guitar Techniques & Methods
  • CEVO Guitar Ensemble
  • 516 Guitar Techniques & Methods
  • 580 Applied Guitar


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The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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