Dr. Golec completed her undergraduate education in Poland at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. She completed her graduate studies at Eastman School of Music (MM and DMA).
Official recognition for her as a composer came when she received an award for “Fantazja Polska” for piano and cello at the “Patri Patriae” All-Polish Composers Competition for a piece dedicated to Pope John Paul II. “Fantazja Polska” premiered at Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris Festival in 1997 (Katowice, Poland). The score of the piece has been kept in Vatican. Several of her compositions have been premiered at the annual Women in Music Festival in Rochester, New York. She was the assistant director of Women in Music Festival in the 2011-2012 season. Golec debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2005 and performed there again in 2006. In October 2006 she was named the Artist of the Month by the directors of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition for two consecutive years.
Dr. Golec has taught a wide array of music courses including music history, appreciation, theory, fundamentals, aural skills, piano class,private lessons as well as coached vocalists and accompanied choruses at Eastman School, Nazareth College, Genesee Community College and SUNY Geneseo.