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Kalamazoo College

Music Department

In the tradition of a nationally recognized liberal arts college that awards the BA degree in Music, student musicians at Kalamazoo College enjoy the highest standards of teaching and learning combined with the special opportunities for individual study and growth unique to the "K" plan.

The Music Department seeks to cultivate an understanding of the language and history of music and to nurture artistic skill and musicianship. Music performance opportunities (both solo and ensemble) combine with academic coursework (in music theory and history) to form the core of our curriculum. In the spirit of a liberal arts education, all performance activity and the vast majority of our academic courses are open to majors and non-majors alike.

The major or minor in music intensifies this integrated approach to create highly creative, analytical thinkers with a great amount of self-discipline, independent organizational skills, and confidence in stage presence. They are welcomed by graduate schools and employers alike.

                        Upcoming Events

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane


Giacomo Scinardo, guest pianist from Catania, Italy
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7pm
Dalton Theater,  Light Fine Arts Building

 Guest Pianist

“Scinardo not only excels with a virtuosity which is very differentiated,
but also shows a great musical sensitivity” 
Pizzicato Magazine,June 14,2017

Giacomo recently recorded Mussorgsky’s Complete Piano Works for the
label Dynamic distributed by Naxos and he is currently in the process
of recording the Four Piano Sonatas of the contemporary composer Bechara El-Khoury
for the prestigious label Naxos.



The Academy Street Winds - Band Concert

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8pm
Dalton Theater in Light Fine Arts Building

The Academy Street Winds - Band Concert


Preview Performance of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

Saturday, October 28 2-3pm, Recital Hall in Light Fine Arts Building

Featuring -
Andrew Koehler
, K Professor of Music & Philharmonia Music Director - violin
And special guest:
Jun-Ching Lin, Assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - viola

KPHIL Concert - Nov. 12

One of the master's most inspired and divinely beautiful creations, 
the Sinfonia Concertante is a duet for violing and viola accompaniment.

Kalamazoo Philharmonia will feature this Performance on Sunday, November 12 
4pm - Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building


Kalamazoo College Singers Concert

"Shattering Despair"

Supported by Acrus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Saturday, November 11, 7: 30pm
Light Fine Arts Building Lobby

Kalamazoo College Singers Shattering Despair concert


For more information, please call the music office at (269)337-7070 or email