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Music students at Lewis & Clark are singers and pianists, harpists and drummers, composers and performers, opera 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.

Registration Information for New Students, Fall 2018
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Events

December 11th, 2018

  • 7:30pm: Jazz Night
    The Lewis & Clark Jazz Combos present a thrilling night of outstanding jazz music. Come hear the best Jazz Night in LC history! LIVE STREAMED EVENT

December 14th, 2018

  • 7:30pm: Palatine Trio
    The Palatine Trio (Susan DeWitt Smith, Nancy Ives, Inés Voglar-Belgique) will be performing trios by Gabriela Lena Frank, Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran and Robert Schumann. LIVE STREAMED EVENT

January 25th, 2019

February 9th, 2019

  • All Day: Scholarship Day
    Scholarship Day is when prospective students come to Lewis & Clark and perform a brief audition to demonstrate their musical talents.

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