School of Music Visiting Artist
Peter Golub is the composer of numerous concert works, film scores, music for the theater, and ballet. Combining his interest in traditional and contemporary classical music, jazz and opera with his ongoing preoccupation with drama, Golub's primary focus in the last ten years has been on film music. He recently co-composed, with James Newton Howard, the music for The Great Debaters, directed by Denzel Washington and starring Washington and Forest Whitaker. He scored Frozen River, directed by Courtney Hunt, and winner of Jury Award for Best Film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The Laramie Project, directed by Moises Kaufman for HBO, features a score performed by The St. Luke's Orchestra. He composed music for the documentaries Wordplay (starring Will Shortz, Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart) and I.O.U.S.A. both directed by Patrick Creadon and shown at the Sundance Film Festival. His score for Stolen, directed by Rebecca Dreyfus, was awarded Best Music at the 2003 Avignon Film Festival. He also scored American Gun, directed by Aric Avelino and starring Forest Whitaker, Marcia Gay Harden and Donald Sutherland and Sublime, directed by Tony Krantz, starring Thomas Cavanagh. Golub is the director of the Sundance Film Music Program and teaches film music and composition at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.