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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 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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April 7th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Tyler Lebovic & Tarun Bishop Piano Recital
    Tyler Lebovic and Tarun Bishop will present a joint piano recital, as music minors. Music will include both classical and non-classical pieces, from Bach and Scarlatti, to Beethoven, to Rachmaninoff, the Piano Guys, to a duet on “Let it Be” by the Beatles.

April 8th, 2017

  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Franya Berkman and Obo Addy World Music Concert
    The Lewis & Clark College Music Department presents the fifth annual Berkman/Addy World Music Concert on April 8 at 3:00 PM in Evans Auditorium. This concert is presented in memory of beloved LC world music faculty members Franya Berkman and Obo Addy.

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