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Music

Program Information

Professors: Bothwell, Evans, Ludwa, Koehler (Chair), Moon, Schumaker

The music department seeks to cultivate an understanding of the language and history of music and to nurture artistic skill and musicianship. All music performance opportunities, both solo and ensemble, are available to majors and non-majors alike. Academic courses in music theory, music history, and practical musicianship combine with music performance to provide an integrated approach to the discipline.

The major or minor in music intensifies this integrated approach to create highly creative, analytical thinkers with self-discipline and independent organizational skills. They are welcomed by graduate schools and employers alike.

Music Department News

Choral Concert Centers Around Love Affairs, Obsessions

College Singers in concert The College Singers, a 24-voice choral ensemble that specializes in social justice-themed [...]

Student Music Experiences on Display in Free Concerts

Student Music Experiences Spring Concerts Two free concerts this week in the Dalton Theater at the Light Fine Arts Building will [...]

Free Concerts Slated for Tuesday, Thursday

Guitarist Xavier Jara performs a free concert The general public is invited to two free concerts this week at Kalamazoo College. The Grand [...]

Kalamazoo Philharmonia Concert Slated for Saturday

Andrew Koehler directs the Kalamazoo Philharmonia The Kalamazoo Philharmonia, an orchestra of Kalamazoo College and the community, will have a [...]

Lecture to Explore Intersection of Math and Music

Math and Music speaker David Kung For David Kung, the relationship between math and music goes far beyond alliteration. The star [...]

Music Concerts Feature Jazz Band, College Singers

Student Music Experiences Spring Concerts Be sure to attend two music concerts this weekend that will feature Kalamazoo College student [...]

Academy Street Winds Concert Slated for Saturday

Academy Street Winds rehearsal Music lovers will gather at 8 p.m. Saturday for an Academy Street Winds concert at Dalton [...]

Choral Group Tours with Social Justice-Themed Concert

College Singers Rehearse Social Justice-Themed Concert The College Singers, a 24-voice choral ensemble that performed a sold-out show at Kalamazoo [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]