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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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December 3rd, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Cold Snap: Music by Lewis & Clark Student Composers
    Lewis & Clark Composition students present their work on December 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Evans Auditorium. The program features new chamber works and “Arctic Suite” an inside-the-piano piece developed collaboratively by the entire studio. These works explore winter, both external and internal. This event is FREE and open to the public.

December 4th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Wind Symphony Concert
    The Lewis & Clark College Wind Symphony under the direction of Brett EE Paschal, presents its Fall 2014 concert on December 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Evans Auditorium. The program will include the music of Robert Sheldon, James Meredith, Reinhold Gliere, Ralph Ford, Rossano Galante, Larry Clark, and Noah D. Taylor. The main feature will be a performance of “GANDALF” by Johande Meij! The concert will be enjoyable for all ages. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

December 5th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Winter Choral Concert

    Lewis & Clark choirs Cappella Nova, Community Chorale and Women’s Chorus present a winter concert on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

December 6th, 2014

  • Image preview 11:00am - 2:00pm: Student Piano Recitals
    Lewis & Clark piano students present a recital on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in the Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion. This event is FREE and open to the public.
  • Image preview 8:00pm: Annual Holiday Service of Sacred Song & Verse
    This annual service features traditional advent scripture readings, congregational singing of Christmas carols and wonderful holiday and sacred music. There will be vocal performances by two Lewis & Clark choirs, the Cappella Nova and the Women’s Chorus both directed by Adam Steele.  Alumni singers will join the Cappella Nova in singing two anthems.  Our wonderful Casavant organ will be played by Grant Edwards, class of 1994.  This year’s theme is “Holiday Visions of Hope and Peace.”

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