Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!


Jillian Goldin

Game Credits


Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2007)   (Singers)

Developer Biography

Jillian Goldin’s music, ethereal and uninhibited, reflects the awe and passion of timeless nature. Its soul-touching alchemy has attracted attention and multi-award-winning acclaim, deriving from her talent both as a classically trained vocalist and songwriter.

Hailing from Boston, Jillian began singing in her family’s home studio at the age of six. She recalls with a laugh, “My father had me record a song about saving the rainforests!” Nevertheless, her love of music was sparked, and she soon committed her life to the field. Developing herself first as a vocalist and performer, Jillian graduated with honors from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music, winning the George Castelle Memorial Award in voice... But a wandering eye led her to the arena of computer music, and she soon began to supplement her classical studies with compositional ones.

With her debut albums Origins and Through Sand and Snow, Jillian responds to the lack of lyric-centric works in contemporary New Age/World music - and in such a dauntless manner that it is difficult not to take notice. Allowing her powerful voice to soar through beds of exotic instrumentation, both albums rely upon her instrument and lyrics not only as the definitive lead, but also as an amalgam of other backing textures, enveloping the listener in her warm sound.

Last updated: May 14, 2009