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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


Celtic Connections - The Academy Street Winds

ASW Sp2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8pm

Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Featuring 'Celtic' tunes -  Riverdance, Irish Tune from County Derry, English Folk Song Suite and more..!                                 

Wearing kilts is DEFINITELY recommended.


Feeling Good - Jazz Band

Jazz Band SP2017

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8pm

Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Tom Evans' jazz band won't disappoint with jazz tunes that will make you "Feel Good".                                                                 

Wear your dancing shoes and join us for an unforettable night!


Nightfall - KPHIL


Saturday, May 20th, 2017 - 8pm

Dalton Theatre

Nightfall will feature Debussy Nocturnes with the Kalamazoo College Chamber Ensemble (directed by Jim Turner), and Bartok Duke Bluebard's Castle featuring Rhea Olivacce, soprano & David Govertsen, baritone.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 adults, $2 with student ID, and FREE for K students.



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