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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 grand 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

November 29th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Senior Recital - Forrest Breyfogle
    Graduating senior, Forrest Breyfogle presents a jazz performance in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30pm.
  • Image preview 7:30pm: Chamber Music Salon
    Gems of romanticism, presented by the Chamber Music class, salon style. Enjoy music of Brahms, Grieg and Dvořák with informal, cozy seating and refreshments in Seitz Lounge at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. LIVE STREAMED EVENT

November 30th, 2017

December 1st, 2017

  • 7:30pm: Winter Choral Concert
    The choral program presents their winter concert on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This concert features special guest, conductor and organist Desmond Earley, in a set of early music for the season with Cappella Nova Choir. Brett Paschal will join the Community Chorale in the Oregon premiere of Dominick DiOrio’s “Alleluia” for choir and marimba. Voces Auream will present selections from Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Katherine FitzGibbon and Brandon Brack, conductors. LIVE STREAMED EVENT

December 2nd, 2017

  • Image preview 11:00am: Student Piano Recitals
    Lewis & Clark piano students present a winter recital on December 2, 2017 in the Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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