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Music

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

December 7th, 2016

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:00pm: A Cappella Concert
    Lewis & Clark’s four a cappella groups (Momo and the Coop, Semper, The Merryweathers, and Section Line Drive) present their final concert of the semester. LIVE STREAMED EVENT

December 8th, 2016

December 9th, 2016

December 17th, 2016

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Portland Chamber Orchestra - Handel’s “Messiah”
    For its seventieth anniversary celebration, PCO presents its signature holiday program which includes inspiring orchestral and choral works balanced with a superb performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved Oratorio, “Messiah”. This year we are proud to showcase Resonance Ensemble and soloists, directed by Katherine FitzGibbon. This exciting holiday program promises a jubilant celebration of this special time of the year.

December 18th, 2016

  • Image preview 3:00pm: Portland Chamber Orchestra - Handel’s “Messiah”
    For its seventieth anniversary celebration, PCO presents its signature holiday program which includes inspiring orchestral and choral works balanced with a superb performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved Oratorio, “Messiah”. This year we are proud to showcase Resonance Ensemble and soloists, directed by Katherine FitzGibbon. This exciting holiday program promises a jubilant celebration of this special time of the year.

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