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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 2019
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Events

December 6th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: 1619: A Lewis & Clark Choral Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Choirs present 1619, a choral concert dedicated to new music on the legacy of slavery, on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This event is FREE to attend!

December 7th, 2019

  • 11:00am: Student Piano Recitals
    The Lewis & Clark piano students have their end of semester recital on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11am in the Diane Gregg Pavilion. This event is free to attend.

December 8th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Lewis & Clark Orchestra Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Orchestra present its final concert of the fall semester on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Lance Inouye, conductor. Tickets are on sale now and at the door!

December 9th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Electronic Music Concert
    The Lewis & Clark present an evening of original student electronic music. This stylistically varied concert will include a variety of videos and live performance. This event is free to attend!

December 11th, 2019

  • 6:00pm: Chamber Music Salon
    The Lewis & Clark Chamber Music class present a Chamber Music Salon in Seitz Lounge. Join us for an informal evening of cozy seating and wonderful music! This event is free to attend.

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