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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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Recital Hall, Kalamazoo College

Bach's Lunch photo 

Enjoy this light lunchtime concert featuring faculty, students, and friends of the Kalamazoo College community. Bring your own sack lunch for this delightful one-hour recital. Please contact the Bach office for more information at (269) 337-7407.


McKenna Kring, Vocal Recital

Mckenna Kring

April 25, 2:00pm
Stetson Chapel

McKenna will be presenting a mixture of classical Broadway and favorite Disney selections. There will be a reception following her performance.


Matt Cosgrove, Guitar Recital

Matt Cosgrove

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7pm
Dalton Theatre


Featuring works by Brouwer, Granados, Tansman, and Dyens.

Kalamazoo College Symphonic Band

SympBand SP2015

Under the Cold Moon: Echoes of America's First Nation
In Observance of the 125th Anniversary of Sitting Bull's Death

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:00pm in Dalton Theatre

Admission is FREE!


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