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About Wayne Goins
Dr. Wayne E. Goins is Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Ensembles at Kansas State University. He completed his Ph.D. at The Florida State University. After teaching experience in Boston and Chicago, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he conducted jazz ensembles and taught guitar at Morehouse College, Emory University, and Kennesaw State University. Dr. Goins toured extensively throughout Europe for Ichiban Records, for whom he recorded over twenty albums. He has performed music in Broadway plays for August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars,” and Pearle Cleagge’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky.” Dr. Goins continues to be an active participant in the field of music research, with numerous articles and presentations delivered at conferences across the United States.