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Michael Golden “I believe that music is an essential aspect of being human, and therefore a potentially powerful arena for advancing peace and the development of humanity. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to teach and learn with these dedicated students, and I am equally grateful for the committed support from this university to fostering the arts in our community, this wonderful Performing Arts Center being one manifestation of that support.”

Michael Golden, DMA
Professor of Music Composition and Theory, Director of Creative Arts

Classes taught:
* Music Composition
* Computer Music
* World Music
* Jazz
* Music and Ecology
* Music and Mind
* Creative Arts Forum
*Core and Learning Clusters

Disability Accessible


Concert Hall-Lobby elevator and stairsSoka Performing Arts Center is pleased to be ADA compliant and disability friendly. 

  • Handicapped Parking:  Handicapped parking spaces are available in all parking lots and adjacent to the Soka Performing Arts Center on University Circle.  Approximately 15 on-street parking spaces immediately adjacent to the Center on University Circle will be reserved for handicapped parking on performance days in addition to the handicapped spaces in each of the other lots.  An elevator from street level to the main entry area on Plaza Level is located at the drop off location on University Circle.
  • Wheelchair Access:  The Soka Performing Arts Center is entirely wheelchair accessible and we are able to make special accommodations for other circumstances, if necessary, with advance notice.  Please let us know at the time of your ticket order of any special needs and we will work with you to make those arrangements.  Wheelchair seating and handicapped accessible seats are available on all three levels of the Concert Hall.  All levels are elevator accessible.
  • Assisted Listening Devices:  Assisted Listening Devices are available for loan free of charge at the Information Counter in the lobby.  Patrons will need to leave their ID or a major credit card until the equipment is returned.
  • Signed Performances: Please let us know at least 7 days in advance if you require sign language interpretation for a specific event.  Certain events will be scheduled with ASL interpretation as appropriate.
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