Patricia Kazarow

Emeriti

Professor Emeriti in Music

Patricia A. Kazarow, Professor of Music, joined the music faculty of Gustavus Adolphus College in 1984. In addition to conducting the Choir of Christ Chapel, she taught the History of Western Music and Music of World Cultures courses as well as the First Term Seminar, "The Power of Music." She also served as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Prairie Arts Chorale, a professional mixed ensemble of singers from Southwestern Minnesota. Dr. Kazarow holds the D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied choral conducting with Lawrence Marsh and organ with Robert Glasgow and Robert Clark. She holds the B.A. degree in Music from Loretto Hights College where she studied choral conducting with George Lynn and piano with Kathleen Joiner. Dr. Kazarow often serves as clinician and workshop leader for various high school and church choirs.

Dr. Kazarow has had more than thirty years of professional experience as a church musician. Her publications include "Contemporary African Choral Art Music: An Intellectual Perspective" in Choral Journal, "'Aus Tiefer Not': Martin Luther's Psalmhymn" in The Diapason, and "Text and Context in Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum" in Maps of Flesh and Light: The Religious Experiences of Medieval Woman Mystics, edited by Ulrike Wiethaus.

A frequent lecturer, her special interest is transformational music in cross cultural contexts. Her work with African intercultural music developed from a Fulbright Group Travel Seminar to Nigeria and Tanzania and her work with Jean Houston. She is currently researching and writing the book, Choral Conducting: Rehearsal Techniques.

Education

B.A. Loretto Heights College; M.M. The University of Michigan; D.M.A. The University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise

choral conducting, church music, and organ


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-155 Choir of Christ Chapel 44 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-157 Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes 28 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, and 2003/FA
MUS-153 Christ Singers 14 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-102 Music of World Cultures 12 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, and 1999/SP
MUS-374 History of Western Music I 10 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
FTS-100 First Term Seminar 10 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
MUS-397 Honors Project in History Literature 8 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, and 2001/FA
MUS-150 Birgitta Singers 6 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
MUS-152 Saint Ansgar's Chorus 4 2004/FA and 2003/FA
MUS-156 Gustavus Choir 4 2004/FA and 2003/FA
MUS-203 Meet the Composer 3 2007/JN, 2005/JN, and 2004/JN
MUS-151 Lucia Singers 2 2003/FA
IDS-100 Body, Mind, and Art 1 2001/JN
CUR-320 Musical Understanding 1 1999/SP
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.