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-155Choir of Christ Chapel442011/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-157Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes282011/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-153Christ Singers142004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-102Music of World Cultures122011/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-374History of Western Music I102010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
FTS-100First Term Seminar102010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
MUS-397Honors Project in History Literature82011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, and 2001/FA
MUS-150Birgitta Singers62005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
MUS-156Gustavus Choir42004/FA and 2003/FA
MUS-152Saint Ansgar's Chorus42004/FA and 2003/FA
MUS-203Meet the Composer32007/JN, 2005/JN, and 2004/JN
MUS-151Lucia Singers22003/FA
IDS-100Body, Mind, and Art12001/JN
CUR-320Musical Understanding11999/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.