Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano
John Goering performs as a pianist throughout the Midwest, both as a leader and sideman. Current projects include the Barbara Baxter Trio, Marshall Matthews, Fields of Jazz, and Cubana Bop Latin Jazz ensemble, as well as solo work and leader of his own jazz trio. In addition, he is musical director, conductor, and arranger for WSU Banda Hispanica, a salsa/Latin jazz group which frequently performs locally
As an educator, John maintains an active private studio, teaching many styles of piano including: classical, jazz, pop, latin, sacred, improvisation, theory, composition, and arranging.
After completing his BM and MM in music performance from Wichita State University, John relocated to Denver in 2002, performing as pianist/musical director with groups such as Mistura Fina, Conjunto Colores, and the Denver Civic Theater. He was also on the music faculty of University of Colorado at Denver. John returned to Wichita, in 2005, to join the jazz faculty at Wichita State University, where he currently teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging, jazz history, World Music, including two online classes. His former teachers include Eric Gunnison, Chucho Valdes, Rebecca Mauleon, Andrew Trechak, Robert Spillman, Michael Spiro, Ed Soph, J.C. Combs, and Matt Wilson.
Office: B220, Duerksen Fine Arts Center