Dirk Freymuth


Associate Professor, Music

503-838-8874 | freymutd@wou.edu

Personal Website

Why I chose WOU

Opportunity to teach in both of my main areas: audio production and music history

At WOU since


Fun fact

I'm a German immigrant


Frankfurt/Los Angeles/Minneapolis

Areas of responsibility

Audio Production/Recording Studios

Music Department Graduate Program Coordinator

Artistic Director, Smith Fine Arts Series

Graduate Programs Committee, Commencement Committee

What you will do and learn in my courses



DMA Music History/Early Music Performance - University of Southern California         

MA   Music History/Early Music Performance - University of Southern California

BM   Studio Jazz Guitar - University of Southern California                 


Teaching focus

 Audio Production, Music History, Music Business, Early Music Ensemble

Research areas

music history 

Professional experience

 see websites: dirkfreymuth.com, allmusic.com

Awards and honors

 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student - USC Thornton School of Music

Graduate courses taught



MUS 680 - Contemporary Topics in Musicology

MUS 690 - Recording Media Production

MUS 610 - Audio Production

MUS 606 - Individual Studies

MUP 635 - Historical Performance Practice (viola da gamba, lute)

MUS 640 - College Pedagogy

Undergraduate courses taught

MUS 380 - Recording Session Preparation for Performing Musicians

MUS 381 - Introduction to Audio Production

MUS 382 - Digital Music Production

MUS 383 - Advanced Music Production

MUP 110/210/310 - Audio Production

MUS 345 - Business of Music

MUS 367 - History of American Vernacular Music (c.1850-1945)

MUS 368 - History of American Vernacular Music (c.1945-1967)

MUS 369 - History of American Vernacular Music (c.1968-2000)

MUS 453/553 - History of the Guitar in America

MUEN - 113/313 - Early Music Ensemble

MUP - 235 - Historical Performance (viola da gamba, lute, baroque guitar)

MUS 220 - Improvisation I

MUS 221 - Improvisation II



Current research

 Celtic music performance practice in the 1960s

Publications and Presentations

 see website: dirkfreymuth.com

Professional memberships

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), Audio Engineering Society (AES), American Federation of Musicians (AFM), College Music Society (CMS), International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM), Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA)

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