Program Information

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.


Beau Bothwell, Associate Professor of Music. B.A., University of California M.A., Columbia University Ph.D., Columbia University

Thomas Evans, Professor of Music. BM State University of New York College at Fredonia MM Boston University DMA University of Michigan

Carolyn Koebel, Director of Percussion Ensemble. BM, Western Michigan University MA, Michigan State University

Andrew Koehler (Chair), Associate Professor of Music. BA Yale University MM Northwestern University

Christopher J. Ludwa, Assistant Professor of Music and Music Director of Kalamazoo Bach Festival. BMEd, MM, DMA Indiana University

Adam Schumaker, Visiting Instructor in Music. BA Principia College MM Western Michigan University


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