Two College of the Mainland professors have published works in their fields this year.

COM guitar professor John Kiefer's latest book, "Beginning Baroque," was recently released by Mel Bay Publications.

“It was just last year at the Guitar Foundation of America convention that I was asked to write the book,” said Kiefer. “Seeing the result in one short year was great.”

“Beginning Baroque” is available on Amazon and from the COM Bookstore. Kiefer’s previous works include “Mozart for Electric Guitar,” “J.S. Bach for Electric Guitar” and “Christmas Music for Electric Guitar,” all published by Mel Bay Publications Inc.

Kiefer teaches guitar at COM and also directs the Electric Guitar Orchestra, which is open to student and community musicians. The group performs a Halloween concert, “Monster Musik,” each year. 

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