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RAM welcomes New Members!

RAM is pleased to welcome Seth Boustead as a composer member and Laura Jean Goldberg as a performer member.

Seth and Laura widen the depth and breadth of our composer/performer roster and we are pleased to have them on board.


Seth Boustead

Seth Boustead is a composer, radio host, arts manager and writer, concert producer, in-demand speaker and visionary with the goal of revolutionizing how and where classical music is performed and how it is perceived by the general public. As a composer he has forged a unique and highly personal identity through pieces that are regularly performed and heard on radio broadcasts around the world. His piano concerto was recently premiered in Chicago to great acclaim.

As the founder and Executive Director of Access Contemporary Music, Seth is also the creator of the Sound of Silent Film Festival, the Thirsty Ears Festival – the country’s only classical music street fest, a chain of storefront music schools teaching creativity, a concert series in Chicago, the Discovery Series in New York and more than a dozen annual international commissioning projects in Chicago, Milwaukee, Mexico City and Barcelona.

Seth is the host and creator of Relevant Tones, the only internationally syndicated radio program about contemporary composers and the producer of the series Relevant Tones: Live at LPR. He also created the Concept Lab series at Cornelia Street Café and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Deems Taylor Award. Find more at

Laura Jean Goldberg

Violinist Laura Jean Goldberg, graduate of The Juilliard School, is a seasoned performer of chamber music, solo repertoire, and a dynamic teacher for students of all ages. She performed with the BSO, the Portsmouth Symphony, and has been a member of the chamber music faculty at The Juilliard School pre-college division for more than 25 years. As a founding member of the Cassatt Quartet she was a prizewinner at the Banff, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions, has worked with living composers, toured the US, and performed in Europe and Asia. Goldberg is also the founder of ArtsAhimsa Music for Peace, a not-for-profit that brings music to audiences worldwide and director of ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival at Belvoir Terrace, where amateur adult musicians and professionals find inspiration and play together for one week each summer. A board member of Dvorak American Heritage Association ( and Associated Chamber Music Players Network (, Goldberg is committed to the future of chamber music for performers, students, and listeners.

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