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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.

Registration Information for New Students, Fall 2014
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Events

September 2nd, 2014

  • Image preview 5:00pm: Choir Meet-And-Greet
    The Department of Music invites you to participate in our choral program - open to ALL students regardless of your major. Join us for a Choir “meet-and-greet” session on SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm) on stage in Evans Auditorium. Pizza will be served!
  • Image preview 6:00pm: Wind Symphony Meet-And-Greet
    The Department of Music invites you to participate in our Wind Symphony - open to ALL students regardless of your major. Join us for a Wind Symphony “meet-and-greet” session on SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) in the Evans Music Building Band Room. Food will be served!
  • Image preview 7:30pm: Orchestra Meet-And-Greet
    The Department of Music invites you to participate in our orchestra program - open to ALL students regardless of your major. Join us for a Lewis & Clark Orchestra “meet-and-greet” session on SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 (7:30 pm – 8:30 pm) on stage in Evans Auditorium. Food will be served!

September 14th, 2014

  • Image preview 3:00pm: Portland Chamber Orchestra: “Strings Attached”
    The Portland Chamber Orchestra starts its 2014/15 season with a very musically diverse all strings program entitled “Strings Attached” featuring Pianist Chad Heltzel and Percussionist Brett EE Paschal (Director of Bands and Percussion Studies at Lewis & Clark). Works range from Baroque to modern and features brilliant and accomplished soloists. 

October 21st, 2014

  • 8:00pm: James W. Rogers Concert - Arranging the Cosmos
    The Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents its annual James W. Rogers Concert in memory of a beloved musical alumnus. This year’s theme will be “Arranging the Cosmos,“ featuring performances by Lewis & Clark faculty and students. Free admission with reception to follow performance. For more information, please call 503-768-7751.

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