WMU School of Music

The Western Michigan University Symphonic Band performs in Miller Auditorium this Sunday at 3 pm in a free concert. Director of Bands Scott Boerma stopped by to talk about the program of new and classic works for winds.


The Clinical Director of Western Michigan’s University Kalamazoo Autism Center says a new center on Westnedge is allowing for better treatment for more children with autism. 


Elisabeth Blair, a graduate student in composition at Western Michigan University, had a background in the egalitarian world of singer-songwriters before changing her focus to classical music study. There, she was confronted by a longstanding lack of recognition for women composers, past and present. She asked herself, "Where are the other composers like me?" and, "Why, in a season of concerts by top American orchestras in 2015, were only two percent of the works written by women?"


Nashon Holloway doesn't take her gift for music lightly. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, she says that for her, music is a communal experience that brings people together, not a vehicle for fame. Her songs often address life's uncertainty with empathy, but without offering platitudes. The singer-songwriter's debut album, The Palace and the Hut, was released in a sold-out show at Bell's Eccentric Cafe on September 30.

the Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

Western Michigan University will make ballet history. It will be the first college to dance a ballet so complex - that it’s only been performed by professional dancers. The ballet Lilac Garden was created by English choreographer Anthony Tudor in 1936.