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

Virtual Choir Reprises Notes of Normalcy

Chris Ludwa Virtual Choir_fb When Kalamazoo College moved to distance learning for the spring term, Assistant Music [...]

Pianist to Perform Music Inspired by Chopin, Ocean

Lucy Yao-fb A classical and contemporary pianist known for her concerts around the world will provide a [...]

Honors Day Rewards Student Excellence

Honors Day Convocation_Facebook Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2019 convocation. More than 250 [...]

Percussion, Jazz, Classical Concerts Coming Soon

Taiko drummers concerts Three exciting days of concerts will feature music from jazz to percussion to classical [...]

Inspiration Adds ‘Spark’ to College Singers Concerts

College Singers Concerts 2_Facebook From the Chicago area to Kalamazoo, music lovers will have a chance to see a Kalamazoo College [...]

Pianist Slates Free Concert at K

Pianist Sookkyung Cho A Korean-born professional pianist noted for her career appearances at venues such as Alice [...]

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 [...]