Randy Pobanz has been on the faculties of Augustana College, Rock Island and Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois for over 30 years. Throughout his career he has taught classical guitar, guitar ensemble, guitar history and harmony for guitar. Performance activity includes solo and ensemble settings with other guitarists, flute, strings and other instruments. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. While at S.I.U. he studied guitar with Joseph Breznikar. Other studies include seminars and master classes with composer Guido Santorsola and guitarists Abel Carlevaro, Eliot Fisk and Christopher Parkening. His students have gone on to study at Manhattan School of Music, S.I.U. Carbondale and Northwestern University.