Keith Karns to Central Washington University

Keith Karns has been appointed Assistant Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at Central Washington University (CWU) beginning in Fall 2022. He will be directing the CWU Jazz bands, combos, teaching improvisation, and jazz trumpet. 
 
Karns has worked with some of the leading voices in jazz including Rich Perry, Lauren Sevian, Stefon Harris, Benny Golson and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. His big band has toured nationally and released two CDs of his original compositions and arrangements. Karns has been the recipient of awards from ASCAP, JEN, Downbeat Magazine, and the National Trumpet Competition. 
 
Karns was previously the Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies at Western Oregon University. His DMA is from the University of North Texas. His teachers include John Harbaugh, Bob Baca, Joey Tartell, Pat Harbison, Bill Adam, Mike Steinel, and Jay Saunders. 

Keith Karns
 
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