Western Oregon Jazz Orchestra

The Western Oregon Jazz Orchestra is WOU’s large-scale jazz and popular music ensemble. This group performs music in the big band tradition of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer. Previous guest artists include Allen Toussaint, Adam Larson, and Cuong Vu. Each year the Western Oregon Jazz Orchestra performs, records, and tours off campus.

Director: Dr. Keith Karns

karnsk@wou.edu   |   503-838-8275

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday-Wednesday-Friday 3-3:50

Audition Policy

Auditions are held each term on the first day of class and during New Student Week in the fall. Students should feel free to enroll prior to auditioning.



Music Department

503-838-8275 | or e-mail: music@wou.edu | Location: Smith Hall