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About Larry Gookin

Larry Gookin, Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Professor of Music at Central Washington University, retired in 2015 after 34 years as the university’s Director of Bands. He is the former principal trombone of the Eugene and Yakima Symphony Orchestras and is Emeritus Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seattle Wind Symphony. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Montana, Gookin taught band for 10 years in Montana and Oregon public schools. He is a Yamaha Master Educator.