Alumna Faith Quashie celebrated the release of "The Masquerade is Over" with a live concert in The Clover Room in Kalamazoo.
Conservatory training within a major university
The Jazz Studies Program at WMU has gained international recognition for its innovative approach to jazz education. The program attracts undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the United States and worldwide. Graduates of the program are among today’s leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing and music education.
Introducing the Center for Contemporary Music, Improvisation and eXperimentation
A hub for the creation and presentation of contemporary music at Western Michigan University. CMIX presents a broad range of activities and guests who focus on the creation, production, presentation and study of sonic arts, including jazz, popular music, contemporary concert music, and multimedia.
The undergraduate jazz studies students secured the awards in what’s considered the most prestigious competition in jazz education.
Dave Holland has been creating consistently innovative music which has propelled a professional career of more than 50 years, and earned him top honors in his field including multiple Grammy awards and the title of NEA Jazz Master in 2017.