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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

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.

October 26th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Orchestra Concert
    Lewis & Clark Orchestra presents their fall concert on Sunday, October 26, 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.

October 29th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Faculty Chamber Players Concert
    Lewis & Clark’s Faculty Chamber Players will present a concert of chamber music on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm, in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This event is FREE to Lewis & Clark students, $5 for Lewis & Clark Faculty/Alumni & Seniors and $10 for the general community.

November 8th, 2014

November 16th, 2014

  • 3:30pm: Bartok & The Brain
    This concert features the music of Bela Bartok and guest lecturer Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health & Science University. 

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