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December 14, 2021

Goins publishes interview with Michigan State jazz guitarist

Submitted by Wayne Goins

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Wayne Goins, university distinguished professor of music, conducted an exclusive interview with internationally known artist jazz guitarist Randy Napoleon. 

In the interview, Goins focuses on the idea that he and Napoleon share unique similarities as performing and recording artists who have become university professors dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills with future generations of students in an academic setting.

The interview was featured in the December 2021 issue of Jazz Guitar Today, the premier online journal for jazz guitar enthusiasts all around the world. Goins, a contributing writer to the magazine, regularly publishes a wide variety of pieces, including exclusive jazz artist profiles, CD reviews and articles specifically focused on jazz education.

Faculty in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance have received Grammy awards and nominations, and Emmy awards; produced recordings on international and national CD labels and published books and journal articles with international and national publishing houses and professional organizations; and performed and presented research in every continent except Antarctica. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the school's website to learn more about music, theatre and dance at K-State.