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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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Events

October 27th, 2017

  • Image preview 8:00pm: Brad Mehldau (Solo Piano)
    You won’t want to miss this event! PDX Jazz brings five-time Grammy® Award-nominated jazz pianist, composer and arranger, Brad Mehldau to Lewis & Clark College on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel!

October 29th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Orchestra Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Orchestra presents its first concert of the fall 2017 semester on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Featuring works by Jean Sibelius, Antonín Dvořák, Aaron Copland, and the world premiere of LC student, Oswald Huynh’s piece: Romance for Violin and Orchestra. Oswald’s piece features fellow LC student, violinist Jamuna Buchanan.
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November 1st, 2017

  • Image preview 8:00pm: James W. Rogers Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents its annual James W. Rogers Concert in memory of a beloved musical alumnus. Performances by Lewis & Clark faculty and students, free admission with reception to follow performance.
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November 8th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:30pm: DUO Stephanie & Saar: The Art of Fugue
    DUO Stephanie and Saar, pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia, return to Lewis & Clark to perform the complete The Art of Fugue by Bach on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

November 10th, 2017

  • Image preview 8:00am - 2:00pm: Sophomore Reivews
    The Music Faculty will ask music majors in their second year to prepare and play one or two pieces of music that they are studying in their private lessons. After the student plays, he or she will be asked by the faculty to describe their particular interests in music in relation to a senior project in either composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, music education or performance. Students are encouraged to ask questions about the music major at this time. The review will usually last fifteen minutes.

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