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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 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

April 25th, 2015

  • Image preview 11:00am - 2:00pm: Student Piano Recitals
    Lewis & Clark piano students present a Spring recital on April 25, 2015 in the Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion. This event is FREE and open to the public.
  • Image preview 7:30pm: Portland Chamber Orchestra: A Spring Swing
    Lewis & Clark’s mixed chamber choir, Cappella Nova, will join the Portland Chamber Orchestra on April 25 and 26 in Agnes Flanagan Chapel in performance of excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, as part of the Portland Chamber Orchestra’s “A Spring Swing” concert. 100 free tickets will be available to Lewis & Clark community members. Please contact concert@lclark.edu to reserve. All other tickets may be purchased online at www.portlandchamberorchestra.org.

April 26th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm: Harp Recital


    Lewis & Clark harp students will present their recital on Sunday, April 26th at 12:00 pm in Evans Auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public. 








  • Image preview 3:00pm: Portland Chamber Orchestra: A Spring Swing
    Lewis & Clark’s mixed chamber choir, Cappella Nova, will join the Portland Chamber Orchestra on April 25 and 26 in Agnes Flanagan Chapel in performance of excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, as part of the Portland Chamber Orchestra’s “A Spring Swing” concert. 100 free tickets will be available to Lewis & Clark community members. Please contact concert@lclark.edu to reserve. All other tickets may be purchased online at www.portlandchamberorchestra.org.
  • Image preview 7:30pm: Ghanaian Dance Presentation
    Lewis & Clark students present an evening of Ghanaian dance and drumming. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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