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Music students at Lewis & Clark are singers and pianists, harpists and drummers, theorists and performers, Wagner buffs, jazz musicians, and world music devotees. You’ll find them using Reason in the Electronic Music Studio, performing on the 9-foot Steinway concert grands in Evans Music Center, and studying Javanese court gamelan in ethnomusicology classes.

You’ll also find curious nonmajors taking courses like Jazz Appreciation and Music Fundamentals. Add our faculty members—a dynamic group of active performers, composers, and musicologists—and you have a robust, wide-ranging program devoted to the creation, appreciation and advancement of music in all its forms.

The Music Department at Lewis & Clark is unique in several ways: in addition to musicianship, literature, theory, and weekly lessons in their performance area, all our majors study conducting, instrumentation, and world music. We’re committed to the integration of Western and non-Western musics; our programs in musicology and ethnomusicology are exceptional, as are our programs in music education, composition, and performance.

From the Wind Ensemble to the Orchestra, raga and tala recitals to the Women’s Chorus, an opera composition to a thesis on Hindi film music, our students are creating, studying, performing, and researching music in ground-breaking, exciting ways.

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April 22nd, 2014

April 24th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Wind Symphony/Percussion Concert
    The Lewis and Clark Wind Symphony, Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble join together to present a Spring showcase concert Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 pm in the Evans Auditorium. The program will featuring music of Gustav Holst, Samuel Hazo, Frank Ticheli and Alfred Reed, in addition to music by Northwest composers David Jarvis and Jeffrey Peyton, and music for brass choir by Tomasi and G. Gabrieli. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

April 25th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Cappella Nova & Women’s Chorus: Inspired by the Past
    Cappella Nova Choir and the Women’s Chorus present “Inspired by the Past,” on April 25th at 7:30pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This program will showcase 20th and 21st century music influenced by earlier styles. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

April 26th, 2014

  • Image preview 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Festival of Scholars
    It is our pleasure to invite you to the first Festival of Scholars, an opportunity for student-scholars and artists to present their research and art, while also learning from one another.

April 27th, 2014

  • 3:00pm: Orchestra & Community Chorale Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Orchestra and Community Chorale present a Spring concert on April 27th at 3:00pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The program features opera choruses and scenes from operas by Verdi, Donizetti, Mascagni, Mozart, Giordano, and Puccini. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

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