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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


Guitar Foundation of America

Thibaut Garcia, International Competition Winner

Thursday, October 27th at 7:00pm

Tibaut Garcia - Concert
First Congregational Church
345 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 seniors
$5 students
FREE for K College students!


Music Facult Performance & Discussion

Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Friday, October 28 - 11:55am
Recital Hall - Light Fine Arts Building

Shostakovish String Quartet No. 8

Featuring K Music Professors Joanna Steinhauser, violin; Andrew Koehler, violin; Karin Code, viola; and David Peshlakai, cello.

This performance is free and open to the public.


The Academy Street Winds

Saturday, October 29 - 8pm

ASW FA2016

Celebrate 100 years of National Parks with The Academy Street Winds, conducted by Thomas Evans.
The concert is FREE for all and will be followed by a light reception in the lobby, in honor of Family Weekend at Kalamazoo College.


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