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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

Music Major / Minor Information Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:10pm

Recital Hall - Light Fine Arts Building 


                        Guest Artists

Arborea Trio

"Expressions of Drama and Rhetoric in the Classic Era"

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Friday, January 13th - 8pm
Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building

Arborea Trio performance


Sunday Afternoon Jazz


Amina Figarova - Jazz Piano 

Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan -moved to America in 2010


Bart Plateau, Flute

Husband / Band mate

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Sunday, April 23rd - 4pm
Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building


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