James A. Goins Composer, Director Writer

Book, Music & Lyrics
by
James A. Goins

Quill Illustration used in This Time and Age A Musical

James is a member of BMIThe Dramatist Guild of AmericaThe American Composers Forum, The Playwrights Center,  The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., Composers Diversity CollectiveTheatre WestThe Society of Composers & Lyricist, and the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers. He is the Executive Director of the Laity Institute of the Arts, a Private Arts Foundation which teaches the visual and performing arts to children and adults. He is also an accomplished playwright and composer. He learned to hone his skills in musical theatre through New Musicals Inc.

 

James studied music under Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated composers such as Gerald Fried (Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Star Trek, Napoleon, and Josephine), Thom Sharp (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid), 
Jerry Grant (Quantum Leap, Hired to Kill, Hunter) and composition under Dr. Russell Steinberg one of America's leading Neo-Classical composers and performers. James has been directly or indirectly involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

 

James holds BA in Theatre from California State University Dominguez Hills, where he met his wife, Delayna Goins. Later he attended UCLA, where he received his Teaching Credential and completed his training in Film Scoring from UCLA's Film Scoring program. He holds an Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University.

 

This Time and Age is a musical about an event called the Rapture which occurs around the return of Jesus Christ set against the backdrop of current end-time events based on the prophetic books of the Bible and one man's quest for the truth. This work is James' artistic love letter to Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's seminal work: Jesus Christ Superstar which helped to transform his life and set him on the road to a life in the theatre.

 

Learn more here: www.jamesagoins.com

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