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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.
Music at Lewis & Clark
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.
March 7th, 2015
50th International Fair
Come celebrate cultural diversity with food and performances from around the world!
Brunch: 11am - 1pm
Show: 2pm - 4pm
March 14th, 2015
Amicitia: A Junior Recital
Junior vocal students Iris Shanks (soprano), Aaron Fellows (baritone) and Sam Kumasaka (tenor) will present a recital on March 14th at 7:30 pm in Evans Auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public.
March 18th, 2015
3:30pm - 5:00pm:
E&D Spring Colloquium - Making Music in PDX
- Ryan Wines, Co-founder and CEO of Marmoset Music
- Johnny Clay, musician with The Dimes
- Christopher Brown, musician, actor, and teacher
- Katy Davidson, LC Alumna, musician & DJ
- Angela Webber, LC Alumna, musician with The Doubleclicks
Our guest panelists will speak about the music scene in Portland.
A few Lewis & Clark student acts (solo, ensemble, or band) will perform and get some feedback from our panelists.
The Colloquium Series is free and open to the Lewis & Clark Community
Choir Tour Send-Off Concert
“Aloha, Portland!” Lewis & Clark’s Cappella Nova Choir bids Portland farewell as they prepare for their spring vacation concert tour of Hawaii. Music will include works by Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Augusta Read Thomas, and even Björk. They are joined by special guests, the Macalester College Concert Choir. 7:30 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.
April 12th, 2015
Berkman/Addy World Music Concert
The Lewis & Clark College Music Department presents the third annual Berkman/Addy World Music Concert on April 12 at 3:00 PM in Evans Auditorium. This concert, presented in memory of beloved LC world music faculty members Franya Berkman and Obo Addy, will feature performances of music from Zimbabwe, Ghana, India, Indonesia, and Spain by LC world music students. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.