The jazz area at WOU gives students the opportunity to learn and develop while studying all forms of jazz and commercial music. The program is all inclusive and offers something for students at all experience levels. Student ensembles at Western perform regular concerts on campus and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Guest artists and clinicians have included Adam Larson, Cuong Vu, Victor Barranco (US Army Blues), Greta Matassa, and Scott Wendholt.


Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Jazz and Commercial Music

Students interested in BM in Music with a Concentration in Jazz & Commercial Music must pass an entrance audition. Please see the audition guidelines for more information. Audition Guidelines

Students may complete the BM: JCM concentration as instrumentalists, vocalists, arrangers, or audio production specialists.
Faculty Advisor: 

Dr. Dirk Freymuth | freymutd@wou.edu503-838-8874

For Program Information Contact:

Dr. Keith Karns | karnsk@wou.edu(503) 838-8275