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Music Department

In the tradition of a nationally recognized liberal arts college, 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

International Percussion Ensemble Concert
Fri. March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm - Dalton Theatre


This concert will feature the Kalamazoo College Taiko Team, Sabar Yaru: West African Ensemble, and The Loy Norrix High School Percussion Ensemble!


Gabrielle Holme-Miller, vocalist
Sat. March 7 - 4pm - Stetson Chapel

Gabrielle recital

Featuring vocal music by Barber, Rossini, Gounod, Fauré, and some Broadway classics!


Kalamazoo College Philharmonia
Sat. March 7, 2015 - 8pm - Dalton Theatre


KPHIL presents "Towards the Unknown Region" featuring Carl Witt - Yonder (World Premiere), Busoni - Turandot Suite, and Atterberg - Symphony No 2.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, $2 for students, and FREE for K Students.


Kalamazoo College Singers & Women's Ensemble
Sun. March 8, 2015 - 3pm - Stetson Chapel

Choral WI2015


Join us Sunday afternoon to see the College Singers and Women's Ensemble perform "Prayer For Peace". 



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