Michael Goldberg is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance. Highlights of his musical career include performing with the original Broadway production of "Into The Woods" and touring the major concert halls of the Northeastern U.S. and Canada with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
He has recorded for CBS Masterworks, and remains active as a professional musician and teacher. In Richmond, Michael regularly performs with the Richmond Symphony, Richmond Philharmonic, University of Richmond Orchestra and Commonwealth Winds. He is the founder and Artistic Director for Crescendo, a professional chamber music ensemble.
Also an accomplished conductor, he is the Assistant Conductor for the Richmond Philharmonic, Music Director for the Capital City Summer Wind Band and Music Director of the Central Virginia Wind Symphony, a group comprised of the most talented high school musicians in the region. The ensemble performs several concerts throughout the year in local malls, helping to raise awareness of the local school music programs. In addition to these endeavors, Michael serves on the band staff at Deep Run and Lee Davis High Schools.
In sort of a “Goldberg Variation,” you may be familiar with “Mike” as a local television and radio meteorologist. He can be heard weekdays on “Kat’s Café” on Lite 98 radio and during the “Afternoons With Tony Booth” show on Big Oldies 107.3 each Thursday and Friday. You can also find his daily forecasts on the web at www.richmondforecast.com. Mike is currently a freelance meteorologist for WSET-TV, the ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, VA. On the national scene, he serves on the Broadcast Meteorology Committee of the National Weather Association and has appeared as a guest meteorologist on The Weather Channel.