Contemporary Music

Get a heavy dose of music theory, aural skills and music history on your way to a bachelor’s in contemporary music. You can customize your major by choosing a concentration such as instrumental performance, jazz and popular music or vocal performance, or you can focus on choral or instrumental conducting. No matter which you choose, you will be well equipped for a career involving music with this versatile degree.

credits required for the contemporary music major

Concentrations and focuses to choose among

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

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

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate artistic proficiency for music careers such as performance, composition, writing, production, research and teaching.
  • 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

  • Choir or band teacher
  • Vocal performer
  • Songwriter/composer
  • Instrumentalist
  • Music agent/concert promoter

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 103

KEVIN HELPPIE

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

KEITH KARNS

Professor, Music
503-838-8541 | karnsk@wou.edu | APSC 221

JACQUELINE MORELLI

NTT Asst. Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Music
503-838-8276 | morellj@wou.edu | APSC 231

IKE NAIL

Professor, Music
503-838-8341 | naili@wou.edu | SH 102A

JAMES REDDAN

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

CARLOS VELEZ

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

KEVIN WALCZYK

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

CHRISTOPHER WOITACH

NTT Instructor, Music
503-838-9365 | woitachc@wou.edu | SH 102B

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8275

E-mail: music@wou.edu 

Location: Smith Hall