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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.

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November 8th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Portland Percussion Group

    The Portland Percussion Group presents a concert on November 8th at 7:30 pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. PPG is a contemporary chamber percussion ensemble including Lewis & Clark’s own Brett EE Paschal (Director of Bands and Percussion). The program features Eliot Cole’s “Postludes for Vibraphone,” Bob Becker’s “Mudra,” Steve Reich’s “Mallet Quartet,” LC Professor Michael Johanson’s “Grooves and Diversions,” and the world premiere of Mendel Lee’s “Moon of Eris.” 

    Tickets: General Admission, $10 at the door.

November 16th, 2014

  • 3:30pm: Bartok and The Brain
    The Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents a concert featuring the music of Bela Bartok and guest lecturer Dr. Larry Sherman, PhD, a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health & Science University. This event will take place in Evans Auditorium on Sunday, November 16th at 3:30pm. Ticket prices: FREE to Lewis & Clark students, $5 for Lewis & Clark Faculty/Alumni & Seniors and $10 for the general community. This event is live streamed, watch it LIVE.

November 21st, 2014

  • 3:00pm: LC Concerto Competition
    Lewis & Clark music students will participate in a concerto competition on Friday, November 21 starting at 3:00 pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. 

November 22nd, 2014

  • Image preview 3:00pm: Percussion Ensemble Kids Concert

    The Lewis & Clark College Percussion Ensemble is hosting its first Children’s Concert on November 22 at 3 pm in Evans Recital Hall. There will be 30 minutes of entertaining percussion music, dance, painting, puppets, singing, and more! Following the concert, all the kids can come on stage for a “Percussion Petting Zoo” where they can try out ALL the instruments they saw on stage! The concert is FREE, and will be entertaining to all ages!


November 23rd, 2014

  • 3:00pm: Piano Faculty Recital
    The Piano Faculty presents an afternoon of music on November 23, 2014 at 3 pm  in Evans Auditorium. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission.

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