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BachFest Christmas! a Major Debut for New Music Director

New Music Director Christopher Ludwa Speaking about his ambitions for the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, new Music Director Christopher Ludwa talks about what inspires him. Johann Sebastian Bach, the festival’s namesake? A reverence for the ancient traditions of choral music? The long history of the organization … Continue reading

Performance Competition Brings Music Students to K

Michigan Music Teachers Association Performance Competition Kalamazoo College welcomes the students visiting this weekend for the Michigan Music Teachers Association Performance Competition for solo and chamber instrumentalists. Performances will be at Recital Hall, Dalton Theater and the band room at the Light Fine Arts Building. For … Continue reading

Music Concerts This Weekend Feature Students

Music Concerts This Weekend Make plans today to attend three music concerts this weekend featuring Kalamazoo College students. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Dalton Theatre: Directed by Thomas G. Evans, Kalamazoo College’s Jazz Band pulls together an eclectic collection of contemporary and … Continue reading

“Jazz for Springtime”

Amina Figarova plays piano at Light Fine Arts Ah, spring–one day sunny and 70 degrees, the very next, overcast and 40. This most improvisational of seasons is the perfect time for…Jazz! The Kalamazoo College Department of Music invites everyone to enjoy an afternoon of jazz music at its … Continue reading

3 Music Groups Offer Concerts This Week

Percussion Ensemble Concert Three must-see concerts are scheduled for this week at Kalamazoo College. K’s Jazz Band features contemporary and classic jazz arrangements to provide the students participating and the audience an enjoyable experience. Attend this concert from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday … Continue reading

SCORE Shows Scores Matter

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Dr. Siu-Lan Tan The world premier of a documentary that prominently features Kalamazoo College Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan occurred at the Hamptons International Film Festival. For SCORE: A Film Music Documentary Siu-Lan was one of some 60 live interviews compiled for the … Continue reading

Hornet (and Bee) Artists Feted

Hornet and Bee Artists Feted The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has awarded Kalamazoo College Professor of Music Jim Turner its 2016 Award for Arts Leadership-Educator, and the Arts Council awarded Kalamazoo College Alumnus Ladislav Hanka ’75 a Community Medal of Arts. Turner, who directs … Continue reading

The Psychology of Film and TV Music

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan convened and co-chaired a symposium titled “Film, Television, and Music: Embodiment, Neurophysiology, Perception, and Cognition” on July 6, at the 14th International Conference for Music Cognition and Perception held at the Hyatt Regency in San … Continue reading

Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective

Intercultural Conference and Hip-Hop Collective Kalamazoo College’s Intercultural Student Life group presents the “Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective,” a two-day event on April 29 and 30 featuring guest speakers, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, panels, discussions and a performance featuring five Hip Hop … Continue reading