Phil E. Galdston
Music Associate Professor of Songwriting
Is a songwriter/producer whose work has appeared on nearly 70 million records worldwide, in recordings by artists ranging from Celine Dion to Sheryl Crow, from Aaron Neville to Beyoncé, from Brandy to Esperanza Spalding. Among his many successes is Save the Best For Last, recorded by Vanessa Williams, which simultaneously topped Billboard's three major charts, was nominated for a GRAMMY® as Song of the Year, and was ASCAP's Song of the Year.
Phil is the recipient of the Grand Prize of the American Song Festival, the Time For Peace Award, two Nashville Songwriters' Association citations, Cable ACE and DOVE Award nominations, four ASCAP awards, and five GRAMMY® nominations. His work has appeared on fourteen GRAMMY®- nominated or winning recordings. He speaks on intellectual property rights and is an active member of both ASCAP and The Recording Academy. He was Songwriter-in-Residence at the Berklee College of Music and was appointed the first member of the Songwriting Faculty at NYUSteinhardt and the first Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence in NYU’s history.
He is the curator, and moderator of the SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME MASTER SESSIONS AT NYU and co-curates/moderates the Steinhardt School’s FRIDAY@1, a weekly series of conversations with luminaries in music.