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

World-Famous Cellist Performing with Philharmonia

World-Famous Cellist Amit Peled The Kalamazoo Philharmonia will welcome a world-famous cellist in one of two concerts taking [...]

Academy Street Winds, Jazz Band to Perform Spring Concerts

Academy Street Winds Spring Concert The Academy Street Winds will put the zoo in Kalamazoo with a spring concert titled “Animal [...]

International Jazz Day Gives K Reason to Toot its Own Horn

International Jazz Day cMcGUIRE 2018 0007 There are days during the year when it makes sense for Kalamazoo College to toot its own horn. [...]

Percussion Ensemble Kicks Off Week of Concerts

Samuel Nalangira Percussion Ensemble Samuel Nalangira, a world-touring musician famous for his performances on instruments such as [...]

Two Ensembles to Perform Winter Concerts

Academy Street Winds Spring Concert Fortune tellers, wanderers, hobbits and mermaids … meet them all through music when Kalamazoo [...]

Westhuizen Duo to Perform Feb. 1 at K

Westhuizen Duo An international piano duo known for playing at major festivals and venues throughout the [...]

Jazz Band Fall Concert Scheduled for Friday

Kalamazoo College Jazz Band performs Kalamazoo College’s Jazz Band will conduct its fall concert, titled “Aurora,” at 8 p.m. [...]

Honors Day 2018 Celebrates Student Achievements

5 students and Provost on stage during Honors Day 2018 Convocation Kalamazoo College Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2018 convocation. [...]

Philharmonia to Perform in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Philharmonia Presents Susannah The Kalamazoo Philharmonia will collaborate with the West Michigan Opera Project to present [...]

College Singers Offers Earth-Themed Concert in Three Cities

College Singers The College Singers, a 32-voice choral ensemble at Kalamazoo College, will perform a program [...]