Award-winning pianist to perform benefit concert

Contact: Cara Barnes
Photo of Kevin Cole.


KALAMAZOO—Award-winning pianist Kevin Cole is coming to Western Michigan University to perform an evening of Gershwin's music as part of a benefit for the WMU Music Teachers National Association, a registered student organization. The concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Proceeds will aid in funding a trip to the MTNA National Conference in Chicago.

Tickets are available from Miller Auditorium at or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Kevin Cole

Cole, an award winning pianist and vocalist, is considered the foremost Gershwin interpreter in the world today. His performances have garnered accolades from some of the foremost critics in America. He has shared the concert stage with Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman, and friend and mentor Marvin Hamlisch.

WMU Music Teachers National Association

As both music students and music educators, WMU MTNA members strive to promote and support the professional development of WMU music students.  Through collaboration with the local and national associations, members form professional connections and discover valuable opportunities.

For more information about the concert, contact Joseph Harkins at (810) 931-7945 or