Office: Kimbrough 142
Instructor of Music
Brian Ward is a jazz pianist, composer and arranger from Portland Oregon. Ward has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Bobby Torres, Shirley Nanette, Curtis Salgado, Obo Addy, Thara Memory and many others. Ward appears on a variety of recordings and has had his works performed at jazz festivals and concert halls around the United States.
Brian is currently Instructor of Jazz Piano at Washington State University where he teaches jazz piano, jazz history, jazz arranging and ear training. In addition, Ward performs with Jazz Northwest and works with student ensembles.
Ward received his Bachelor of Music in 1999 and Masters of Science in Teaching Music in 2001 from Portland State University. Prior to his appointment at Washington State University, Brian was the combo coordinator and adjunct professor of jazz piano at PSU.