Ashby Goldstein has a long history with Penny’s Camp. In addition to attending both the Drum Major and Leadership camps for three years as a high school student, he was also on the Leadership Academy staff for ten years before becoming the Penny’s Camp Director in 2013.
Ashby Goldstein is the Director of Bands at Sebastian River High School where he also serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair and the North Area Indian River County Music Coordinator. Bands under his direction have performed at the Western International Band Clinic (Seattle, WA), the Florida Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, the University of Georgia’s Middle School Band Festival, the Music for All National Concert Band Music Festival, and the National Band Association/College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference.
Mr. Goldstein has been awarded two Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association and has been recognized as a Florida Music Educators Association Emerging Leader. He was selected as the 2019 Sebastian River High School Teacher of the Year, as well as the 2014 Gifford Middle School Teacher of the Year. He is a two-time Teacher of the Year Finalist for the School District of Indian River. Mr. Goldstein is an active Florida Bandmasters Association adjudicator for both concert and marching band Music Performance Assessments and has conducted honor bands in both Florida and Georgia.
Mr. Goldstein graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Florida State University College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education. He also holds a Master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from Southern Oregon University.
Mr. Goldstein resides in Sebastian with his wife Brandi and four young children.