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

“Jazz for Springtime”

Ah, spring–one day sunny and 70 degrees, the very next, overcast and 40. This most [...]

K Professor Helps SCORE the Power of the Music Creeping in our Ears

The very same expertise (teaching and music) that made the role of Siu-Lan Tan so prominent in [...]

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 [...]

SCORE Shows Scores Matter

The world premier of a documentary that prominently features Kalamazoo College Professor of [...]

Hornet (and Bee) Artists Feted

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has awarded Kalamazoo College Professor of Music Jim [...]

The Psychology of Film and TV Music

Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan convened and co-chaired a symposium titled “Film, [...]

Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective

Kalamazoo College’s Intercultural Student Life group presents the “Intercultural [...]

Scores Make Waves

Answer this question, “What’s the best movie you ever saw?” and chances are your [...]

Sweet Music in North Georgia

If you happen to be in the Atlanta area this weekend you might want to make your way to [...]

Does Good Need Memorable?

BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu wrote an explication of a new vocal phenomenon he calls “Indie [...]