Bassoonist Marc Goldberg received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Harold Goltzer. Upon graduating, he embarked upon a varied and wide-reaching career, rapidly becoming one of New York's most active freelance musicians and developing a close relationship with a number of Lincoln Center organizations.
He is currently the principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet. Formerly the associate principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic (2000-2002), Mr. Goldberg has regularly appeared with groups such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, and Orchestra of St. Luke's, performing concerts with these ensembles across four continents. Other area activities included seven years with the New Jersey Symphony, Broadway shows, commercial and movie recording, and engagements with such diverse artists as Joni Mitchell, Sting, James Taylor, Natalie Merchant, Danny Elfman, and Joe Jackson.
In great demand as a teacher, Mr. Goldberg is a longtime faculty member of The Juilliard School Pre College Division and the Hartt School; he also teaches at Mannes College, Bard College Conservatory of Music, NYU, and Columbia University. He has held master classes at the Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin, North Carolina School of the Arts, Emory University, Yale School of Music, New England Conservatory, and been a guest artist at the Popkin Glickman Bassoon Camp. He currently lives in Westchester County with his wife, NYC Opera flutist and fellow Hartt Faculty Janet Arms, and their daughter, Jesse.