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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 Voces Auream, 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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Events

January 21st, 2017

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Desire for the Sacred
    Ten local virtuoso composer/performers, The Resonance Ensemble and organist Greg Homza perform in this high-anticipated concert of original and deeply-felt modern music of many genres. Each piece expresses, in its own voice and perspective, the search for the divine in all its myriad and surprising forms, great and small. This collection of world premiere works is Saturday, Jan 21 @ 7 pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College, Portland.

January 26th, 2017

  • Image preview 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Battle Trance
    Battle Trance is a highly regarded saxophone quartet consisting of four tenor saxophonists. They will be doing a brief presentation/performance which should be of special interest to wind players and saxophonists, though all are invited. 
    This event is FREE and open to the public.

February 10th, 2017

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February 17th, 2017

  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm: Faculty Violin Recital
    Violinist Inés Voglar Belgique performs works by Latin American composers in collaboration with faculty members of the Lewis & Clarck Music Department on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. LIVE STREAMED EVENT

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