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

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 Winter Concerts 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 [...]

Academy Street Winds Concert Slated for Friday

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

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

Kalamazoo College Jazz Band performs Two free concerts this week in the Dalton Theater at the Light Fine Arts Building will [...]