Keith Karns

(Professor, Dr., Mr.)

Professor, Music

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

Personal Website

At WOU since

09/16/2018

Hobbies

Hiking, Boating, Fly Fishing

Hometown

North Pole, Alaska

Favorite book/movie

Film: Once Upon a Time In The West Fiction: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Non Fiction: Peak: Secrets From the NewScience of Expertise

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
NoonNoonNoonNoonNoon
By Appointment

Course schedule

Fall 2019
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
10920 MUS220 IMPROVISATION MW 1400-1450 SH 108
10982 MUEN321 BRASS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE TR 1100-1150 SH 123
10962 MUEN121 BRASS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE TR 1100-1150 SH 123
11068 MUP300 NON-JURIED - --- ---
11317 MUP605 AMERICAN VERNACULAR STUDIES - --- ---
11876 MUP615 COMPOSITION - --- ---
11042 MUP225 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
10967 MUEN163 ORQUESTRA BRASIL MWF 1600-1650 SH 108
11796 MUP425 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
11871 MUEN521 BRASS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE TR 1100-1150 SH 123
10966 MUEN162 WESTERN HEMISPHERE ORCHESTRA MWF 1500-1550 SH 108
11246 MUP205 AMERICAN VERNACULAR STUDIES - --- ---
11874 MUP315 COMPOSITION - --- ---
10941 MUS250 CONCERT ATTENDANCE R 1100-1150 SH 108
11023 MUP125 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
11875 MUP415 COMPOSITION - --- ---
11775 MUP325 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
11009 MUEN563 ORQUESTRA BRASIL MWF 1600-1650 SH 108
10998 MUEN363 ORQUESTRA BRASIL MWF 1600-1650 SH 108
11873 MUP215 COMPOSITION - --- ---
11784 MUP405 AMERICAN VERNACULAR STUDIES - --- ---
11244 MUP625 INSTRUMENTAL - --- ---
11872 MUP115 COMPOSITION - --- ---
11008 MUEN562 WESTERN HEMISPHERE ORCHESTRA MWF 1500-1550 SH 108
10997 MUEN362 WESTERN HEMISPHERE ORCHESTRA MWF 1500-1550 SH 108
11070 MUP305 AMERICAN VERNACULAR STUDIES - --- ---
11314 MUP105 AMERICAN VERNACULAR STUDIES - --- ---

Areas of responsibility

Jazz Orchestra
Latin Jazz
Jazz Improvisation
Applied Trumpet
Brass Chamber Music

What you will do and learn in my courses

We will be developing the skills needed to express music. You will need to practice.

Education

B.M. University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Trumpet Performance
M.M. Indiana University, Jazz Studies
D.M.A. University of North Texas, Jazz Studies/Brass Pedagogy

Teaching focus

Music, Jazz, Chamber Music, Brass Pedagogy

Research areas

The intersection of hard bop and free jazz in the music of Woody Shaw
The role of jazz composers and large ensemble jazz music in jazz history
Jazz Education
Brass Pedagogy

Professional memberships

TMEA
OMEA

International Trumpet Guild




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