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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.

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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December 2nd, 2015

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Composition Recital
    Join us for a recital of original music by Lewis & Clark students written for small chamber groups, performed by students and faculty.

December 4th, 2015

  • 7:30pm: Winter Choral Concert
    Lewis & Clark choirs Cappella Nova, Community Chorale and Voces Auream Treble Choir present a Winter Concert on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

December 5th, 2015

  • 3:00pm: Wind Symphony & Percussion Ensemble Concert
    Join us in Evans Hall for our Fall 2015 Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble Concert!
  • Image preview 8:00pm: Annual Holiday Service of Sacred Song & Verse
    This annual service features traditional advent scripture readings, congregational singing of Christmas carols and wonderful holiday and sacred music. There will be vocal performances by the Lewis & Clark Cappella Nova, and an alumni a cappella group.  Special brass music will be performed by the Columbia Brass, and our wonderful Casavant organ will be played by our college organist Bruce Neswick.  This year’s theme is “Celebrating Holiday Traditions.”

December 6th, 2015

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