Clarinetist, saxophonist and educator Victor L. Goines was recently named Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at Northwestern University. For the past seven years he has been artistic director of the jazz program at the Juilliard School, and a faculty member in jazz clarinet and saxophone. Goines has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993. With these legendary ensembles he has toured worldwide and performed on more than 20 releases, including Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields and the soundtracks for Ken Burns' documentaries, JAZZ.
Goines is also an acclaimed solo artist and leader of his own quartet and quintet. He has performed on major film scores, music videos, and collaborated with many noted jazz/popular artists, such as Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Green, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder.
He received a bachelor of music education degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984, and a master of music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1990. He is a Conn-Selmer, Inc. and Vandoren Artist.