Kevin Walczyk

Professor, Music

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At WOU since



  • 1987 B.A.  Pacific Lutheran University
  • 1994 DMA – University of North Texas (Composition, 1994)

Teaching focus

  • Professor of Music; Master of Music in Contemporary Music

Research areas

Research Interests:

  • Composition
  • Film Scoring
  • Jazz Arranging
  • Media Production
  • Orchestration

Professional experience


  • Professor of music, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Awards and honors

  •  BMI Student Composers Awards
  • Oregon Symphony Conti-Connection Composition Competition
  • Oregon Symphony Creative Kids Composition Competition
  • Western Oregon University’s Faculty Excellence Award (1998-99)
  •  Academic Outstanding Advisor of the Year (2006-07)
  •  Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Faculty Advisor from the National Academic Advising Association (2008-09)
  • Best Classical Orchestral Album
  • Best Contemporary Classical Song of the year

Graduate courses taught

  • MUP 615: Applied Composition

Undergraduate courses taught

  • MUS 414: Jazz Theory

Publications and Presentations



  • Concerto Gaucho – Kiev Philharmonic (ERMMedia vol. 13)
  • Voices From The Water – Czech Philharmonic (ERMMedia vol. 12)
  • Celebration Fanfare – Kiev Philharmonic (ERMMedia vol. 5)
  • Delphic Suite – Portland Youth Philharmonic (Albany Records)
  • Capriccio – Seattle Symphony Orchestra (MMC Recordings, Limited)
  • Octet Comparsas – Hutchins Consort, Celebration Fanfare – Musashino Academia Musicae (Brain Company Limited BOCD-7329)
  • Multiple jazz compositions and arrangements by the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band (AYA Records)

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