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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 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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February 13th, 2015

  • Image preview 7:30pm: (Anti) Valentine’s Concert
    The seventh annual (Anti) Valentine’s Concert will be presented on February 13, 2015, at 7:30 pm in Evans Auditorium. This vocal valentine, featuring Lewis & Clark’s three choral ensembles and four a cappella singing groups, includes music for lovers and haters. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

February 15th, 2015

  • Image preview 3:00pm: Portland Chamber Orchestra: It’s Better with a Baritone
    Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with the PCO and the world’s most romantic voice! Portland Chamber Orchestra presents “It’s Better with a Baritone” on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Acclaimed baritones Rocky Blumhagen and Ron Spivak present a special edition of their two-man Broadway revue featuring some of musical theatre’s most impassioned ballads.

February 22nd, 2015

  • 7:00pm: Friends of Rain Concert

    Friends of Rain, Lewis & Clark’s faculty new music chamber ensemble, will present an exciting concert of contemporary classical music on February 22, 2015 in the Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 for LC faculty/staff/alumni and seniors, and $10 general admission.

February 27th, 2015

February 28th, 2015

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