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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.
New music gallery
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 music education, 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.
March 14th, 2014
Mathematics in Music: Xenakis and Beyond
Canadian composer and author James Harley will deliver a lecture on the music of Iannis Xenakis from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Friday, March 14th in Evans Auditorium at Lewis & Clark College. This event is FREE and open to the public.
March 15th, 2014
Student Recital - Hannah Brunner & Rita Ombaka
Come celebrate with Rita Ombaka and Hannah Brunner as they showcase their vocal talents in this senior recital. The program will include works by Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Gershwin and more. They will also be joined by Adele Markey in a fun trio by Arthur Sullivan! This event is FREE and open to the public.
March 16th, 2014
New Chamber Music at Noon
Friends of Rain, Lewis & Clark’s faculty new music chamber ensemble, presents New Chamber Music at Noon on March 16th in the Gregg Pavilion. The program features works by Chicago-based guest composer Mischa Zupko along with music by James Harley, Bonnie Miksch, and Michael Johanson. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 for LC faculty/staff/alumni and seniors, and $10 general admission.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - A Senior Recital
Matt Takiff presents his senior degree recital, entitled “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” on March 16th in Evans Auditorium at 4:00 pm. Matt is a saxophone performance major and will present a recital this is part classical, part jazz, and part that weird grey area where different styles of music from around the world collide. His concert will feature compositions by Charles Mingus, Astor Piazzolla, Johann Sebastian Bach, Hank Mobley, and Daniel Nickerson along with three original compositions.
Aldo Abreu in Concert
Lewis & Clark College and Portland Chamber Orchestra present Aldo Abreu in Concert: A Solo Recorder Recital in Honor of Members of the Portland Little Chamber Orchestra on March 16 at 4:00 pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College. This event is FREE and open to the public.