Kellen King

NTT Assistant Professor, Percussion, Music

503-838-9448 |
SH 105

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At WOU since


Office Hours

2:00-3:00pm 2:00-3:00pm  

Course schedule

Winter 2021
20466 MUEN141 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TR 1530-1650 SH 123
20494 MUEN541 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TR 1530-1650 SH 123
20581 MUP425 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
20583 MUP125 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
20582 MUP625 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
20584 MUP225 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
20576 MUP325 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
20634 MUP300 NON-JURIED - --- ---
20481 MUEN341 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TR 1530-1650 SH 123

Areas of responsibility

Dr. Kellen King is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Western Oregon University. He directs the WOU Percussion Ensemble, oversees large ensemble percussion sections, teaches applied lessons, and lectures a variety of music courses. He has performed at PASIC, TMEA, MMC, and has been featured as a guest artist at a number of institutions. Kellen is an avid educator, researcher, and well-versed performer in classical and contemporary percussion, having spent most of career focusing on solo, chamber, and electroacoustic music. As an educator, Kellen has previously instructed at The University of Texas at Austin, Ithaca College, and Cornell University.

Kellen is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger for Genesis Percussion Independent World ensemble. Additionally, he has served as the front ensemble coordinator at Leander High School (6th place Bands of America Grand National Finals, 2016) from 2015-2019. Kellen has taught and arranged music at an array of music organizations across the United States; teaching elite competitive marching band, applied lessons, steel pan ensembles, jazz ensembles, masterclasses, and chamber music.

Kellen is an artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, and Zildjian.



The University of Texas at Austin—D.M.A. Percussion Performance

Ithaca College—M.M. Percussion Performance

Western Michigan University—B.M. Music Education, B.M. Music Performance

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