Dr. Leonard Goines

Title:Music Educator, Musician, Composer
Location: New York, New York, United States

Dr. Leonard Goines, Music Educator, Musician and Composer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in musical performance and composition.

A widely regarded educator, Dr. Goines has nearly 60 years of experience as a freelance musician. In addition, he provided 20 years of service as a lecturer of music with New York University and as a professor with the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Earlier in his career, Dr. Goines served as an associate professor of music with Howard University, lecturer of music with York College, City University of New York, and associate professor of music with Morgan State University. A talented performer, Dr. Goines previously served as a trumpeter with the Symphony of the New World in New York City from 1965 to 1976. He is also recognized as a former member of the Preservation of Jazz Advisory Commission, former music panelist with Arts Connection, former trustee with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, and former chair of the Special Arts Section Panel with the New York State Council on the Arts.

Dr. Goines began his career as a student at the Manhattan School of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music. He then completed a Professional Diploma and Doctor of Education from Columbia University, followed by a Bachelor of Arts from The New School for Social Research and a Master of Arts from New York University. He most recently completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies and postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Goines has been certified in clinical counseling by the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.

In recognition of his numerous career achievements, Dr. Goines has been selected to receive a Scholar Incentive Award from The City University of New York and Public Service Award from the United States Department of Labor. He has received research grants from Howard University, The City University of New York, and New York University, as well as a college teacher’s fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1958, Dr. Goines was recognized as an honorary citizen of the City of Winnipeg in Canada.

Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Goines has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. He was most recently selected to receive the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award in 2017.

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