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Music at Alma offers fulfilling creative outlets regardless of your major. Twenty percent of Alma students perform in one of eight music ensembles, for which they receive academic credit toward graduation. We’re serious about making music, but we also have fun doing so!

Recent Highlights

  • The Percussion Ensemble concert on October 10 featured Dave Zerbe, the Paul Russell Professor of Music and director of the Percussion Ensemble and band program.image
  • The Alma Choirs’ Homecoming Concert under the direction of Dr. Will Nichols performed on October 11 combining current student performers with alumni singers from around the country.image
  • On October 12, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice Victoria Walker was guest soloist with the Alma Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Murray Gross.image











  • The Pipe Band competed at the 2014 Highland Games in St. Louis, MO, on September 27. The bass and tenor drummers won best midsection, and Cyrus Zerbe placed first in the advanced bass solo competition.


Unique Opportunities

Alma students had an abundance of choices for Spring Term 2014.

Members of the Percussion Studio created a recording of new music.

Students traveled to the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

The Alma Choir spent the first two weeks of May in the highlands of Scotland singing concerts in Ayr, Oban, on the Isle of Skye, St. Andrews, and in the fabulous St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. The next overseas trip for the Alma Choir is May 2016.














Cameron Tahaney, Helen Bess, and Joseph Kennedy recently competed in the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Competition.