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Scores Make Waves

Kalamazoo College Psychology Siu-Lan Tan Answer this question, “What’s the best movie you ever saw?” and chances are your answer will be accurate  for a slightly different question: “What’s the best movie you ever heard?” Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan, a leading figure in the … Continue reading

Sweet Music in North Georgia

Portrait of Calvert Johnson If you happen to be in the Atlanta area this weekend you might want to make your way to Jasper, where the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family presents internationally acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson ’71 in an organ concert of … Continue reading

Does Good Need Memorable?

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Dr. Siu-Lan Tan BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu wrote an explication of a new vocal phenomenon he calls “Indie Pop Voice” (“Selena Gomez’s ’Good for You’ and the Rise of the ’Indie Pop Voice’”). The trend refers to many singers’ creative reshaping of vowel sounds. … Continue reading

Beyond the Blood

Gabrielle Holme-Miller The outside gaze that condemns is the subject of Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College’s spring term production of CARRIE the musical. “Almost the very first lyrics concern the horror of going to high school every day and the pain of … Continue reading

Sunday Concert

Sunday Concert Soprano Katelin Spencer will do a concert at Kalamazoo College on Sunday, January 25. The Brighton (Mich.) native received her bachelor’s degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in opera performance and literature from … Continue reading

First Language: Music!

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan Our first “language” is music, according to the latest Psychology Today blog post of Kalamazoo College Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan. Or, more accurately, our first language is the interaction of our bodies with music, which begins as young as … Continue reading

Holiday Greetings from Kalamazoo College

Holiday Greetings from Kalamazoo College Dear Friends: Happy holidays and warm wishes for 2015. This is a very exciting time at K. We welcomed an outstanding class of 2018: 362 students from 30 states and 17 countries. The class is one of the most diverse … Continue reading

Baby Tears and Dancing Twins

Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan Psychology Press has launched a new social media campaign called “Ask Dr. Tan.” And, yes, it’s “our” Dr. Tan–Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan. Psychology Press is one of her publishers. Their Twitter account has many followers (among the highest number … Continue reading

Philharmonia Director Wins Music Award

Kalamazoo Philharmonia Director Andrew Koehler Associate Professor of Music Andrew Koehler, who also serves as music director of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia, is the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Programming—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—in the community division. Andrew was selected from applications reviewed this … Continue reading

Ensemble Kalamazoo Includes K Harpist

Ensemble Kalamazoo Includes K Harpist A group known as “Ensemble Kalamazoo” recently proved that music can be equal parts silence and sound. The group performed a collection of atonal pieces during a late June concert. Its harpist is Kalamazoo College alumna Eleanor Wong ’12. Eleanor … Continue reading