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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

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 [...]

Music Concerts This Weekend Feature Students

Music Concerts This Weekend Make plans today to attend three music concerts this weekend featuring Kalamazoo College [...]

“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 [...]

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

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan 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

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Dr. Siu-Lan Tan The world premier of a documentary that prominently features Kalamazoo College Professor of [...]

Hornet (and Bee) Artists Feted

Hornet and Bee Artists Feted The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has awarded Kalamazoo College Professor of Music Jim [...]