Peter Golub is the composer of numerous works for film, the concert hall, theatre and ballet. His film scores include: American Creed (PBS); Frozen River (directed by Courtney Hunt and nominated for 2 Academy Awards); The Laramie Project (HBO); The Great Debaters (directed by Denzel Washington and co-composed with James Newton Howard); Wordplay (directed by Patrick Creadon); Songs My Brothers Taught Me (dir by Chloe Zhao).
Scores for Broadway include: The Country House (by Donald Marguiles, directed by Daniel Sullivan, with Blythe Danner), The Heiress (directed by Moises Kaufman, with Jessica Chastain) and Hedda Gabler (directed by Nicholas Martin, with Kate Burton). He was Composer-in-Residence for Charles Ludlam's legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company in Greenwich Village, along with considerable work composing music with Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
His musical, Ampigorey, with book, lyrics and designs by Edward Gorey, was produced at the American Music Theater Festival (Philadelphia), as well as at the American Repertory Theatre (ART) in Cambridge, culminating in an off-Broadway run at the Perry Street Theatre in NY. Amphigorey was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.
His ballet based on Gorey's The Gilded Bat, choreography by Peter Anastos, was commissioned by Ballet West and performed at the Kennedy Center and throughout the US. Other ballets were commissioned by the Miami City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet.
Recent concert music performances include: cello concerto, Sleepwalking, premiered by Matt Haimovitz in 2013 and will be performed again in the summer of 2019 by Ben Hong and the Musique Orchestra; Circus Winds, for wind band, commissioned by the Aaron Copland Foundation; Florestan & Eusebius, for saxophone quartet, performed at LACMA in 2016; Garden Paths performed by the Debussy Trio.
He studied composition with Toru Takemitsu and Henry Brant.
Golub is the Director of the Sundance Film Music Program and teaches at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.