music

The Music department at WOU offers a range of major options, including a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science and several concentrations within the Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music program. If music is the driving art in your life and you’d like to include it in your career path, the WOU faculty will offer an education that speaks directly to your focus. Get comfortable performing for an audience, or learn the behind-the-scenes work – it’s up to you!

I’m also a minor with multiple tracks!

Choose from B.Mus. or B.A.

credits required for the Music major

students enrolled in the Music program

students per class on average in the Music program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate artistic proficiency for careers in music as performers, composers, writers, producers and academics
  • Possess an awareness of the role of music arts in society
  • Produce scholarly creative projects, solve professional problems independently and demonstrate a well-developed intellectual/aesthetic focus

Career opportunities

  • Audio producer
  • Composer
  • Accompanist
  • Vocal or instrumental performer
  • Motion picture music director

Music minor

Courses in music theory and aural skills, as well as upper-division classes, make for a well-rounded minor program in music. This is another good choice for education majors, gerontology majors or communication studies majors. You can even choose an emphasis on audio production or popular music.

credits required for the Music minor

Faculty

DIANE BAXTER

Professor, Music
503-838-8542 | baxterd@wou.edu | APSC 232

DIRK FREYMUTH

Associate Professor, Music
503-838-8874 | freymutd@wou.edu | APSC 233A

JULIA FRUIT

Office Coordinator, Music
503-838-8275 | fruitj@wou.edu | SH 106

KIERSTEN GARBER

NTT Instructor, Music
garberk@wou.edu

KEVIN HELPPIE

Professor, Music
503-838-8876 | helppik@wou.edu | APSC 233B

MICHAEL HETTWER

Hourly Lessons Instructor, Music
hettwerm@wou.edu

CLAIRE HUDKINS

NTT Assistant Professor, Voice, Jazz and Commercial Music, Classical, Musical Theater, Music , Music
503-838-9365 | hudkinsc@wou.edu | SH 102B

KEITH KARNS

NTT Assistant Professor, Director of Jazz Studies, Music
503-838-8541 | karnsk@wou.edu | APSC 221

KELLEN KING

NTT Assistant Professor, Percussion, Music
503-838-9448 | kingk@wou.edu | SH 105

MICHAEL MOORE

Hourly Lessons Instructor, Music
503-838-8275 | moorem@wou.edu | SH

JACQUELINE MORELLI

NTT Assistant Professor, Collaborative Pianist, Piano Proficiency, Music, Music
503-838-8276 | morellj@wou.edu | APSC 231

CHARLES MUELLER

NTT Assistant Professor, Music
503-838-8461 | muellerc@wou.edu | SMITH 104

IKE NAIL

Director of Bands and Orchestra, Music
503-838-8341 | naili@wou.edu | SH 102A

JAMES REDDAN

Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Music
503-838-8802 | reddanj@wou.edu | SH 124

JASCHA SMITH

NTT Instructor, Music
503-838-8275 | smithjd@wou.edu | SH

SOPON SUWANNAKIT

NTT Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies, Music
503-838-9459 | suwannakits@wou.edu | CH 005

CARLOS VELEZ

NTT Assistant Professor, Music Theory, Composition, Flute, Music
503-838-8437 | velezc@wou.edu | SH 101

KEVIN WALCZYK

Professor, Composition Studies, Music
503-838-8274 | keveli@wou.edu | APSC 228

ERIC WALLACE

NTT Instructor, Music
wallacee@wou.edu

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8275

E-mail: music@wou.edu 

Location: Smith Hall