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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 

The Kalamazoo College Symphonic Band is expanding to include community members along with students.  With this addition of talent and membership, Director Thomas G. Evans has selected a new name which will better represent the ensemble as it moves forward.  We would like to introduce you to The Academy Street Winds which will present it's first concert on Friday, February 19 in the Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building.  We invite you to join us on this momentus occasion to celebrate the theme "Ancient Voices"!

academy winds

"Ancient Voices"

Friday, February 19th, 2016 - 8:00pm

Light Fine Arts Building, Dalton Theater



 mark jackson 

Welcome to Mark Jackson, vocal jazz instructor - new to the KCollege Music Department.

Check out more about Mark and his band - Bio,  Band - 


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