Festivals & Workshops
Music Festivals, Workshops & Summer Camps
The Western Oregon University Music Department sponsors and hosts high school music festivals for choirs, bands & orchestras on an annual basis. Additionally, WOU hosts the annual Composer’s Workshop and the Mel Brown Summer Jazz Camp. Please select the link below to obtain general information, guidelines, and application materials.
► Vocal Music Festival
The annual WOU High School Choral Festival is designed to provide a positive, early-year performance opportunity while fostering educational experiences through mass choir performances, guest clinicians, sectional rehearsals, and recording opportunities. It is non-competitive and offers separate clinics after each ensemble’s performance.
► Great Western Music Championships
The 37th annual Western Oregon University Great Western Music Championships (Band & Orchestra)
Thursday-Friday April 4-5, 2019 – in WOU’s Rice Auditorium
Festival adjudicators are TBD.
The festival is open to high school bands and orchestras regardless of classification. Please register using the online registration form by clicking on 2019 INFORMATION. For additional information contact Julia Harrington at 503-838-8275.
► Percussion Festival
Percussion Festival 2019
► Composers Workshop
Composers Workshop 2019
Western Oregon University presents its annual Composers Workshop that features guest composers & performers throughout the academic year. The workshop aims to foster the creation, growth and appreciation of contemporary music in the University’s local and regional communities by providing a forum of composition-related topics, presentations, and performances for the following clientele: Composers of any age who are at the early and formative stages of their creative activities; Studio and classroom music teachers engaged in teaching beginning composition techniques; Western Oregon University students and faculty; and Community members.
For more information please contact: Dr. Kevin Walczyk: firstname.lastname@example.org