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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 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.

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April 25th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:30pm: Cappella Nova & Women’s Chorus: Inspired by the Past
    Cappella Nova Choir and the Women’s Chorus present “Inspired by the Past,” on April 25th at 7:30pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This program will showcase 20th and 21st century music influenced by earlier styles. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission. This performance is live streamed, watch it LIVE.

April 26th, 2014

  • Image preview 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Festival of Scholars
    It is our pleasure to invite you to the first Festival of Scholars, an opportunity for student-scholars and artists to present their research and art, while also learning from one another.

April 27th, 2014

  • Image preview 3:00pm: Orchestra & Community Chorale Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Orchestra and Community Chorale present a Spring concert on April 27th at 3:00pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The program features opera choruses and scenes from operas by Verdi, Donizetti, Mascagni, Mozart, Giordano, and Puccini. This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff, seniors and alumni, $10 general admission. This performance is live streamed, watch it LIVE.
  • 7:00pm: Ghanaian Dance Presentation

April 28th, 2014

  • 7:30pm: Electronic Music
    Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents the Electronic Music Concert on Monday April 28 at 7:30 pm Evans Auditorium. The program will feature all-original student music, accompanying videos, and live performance utilizing an exciting,  all-new sound system recently acquired by the electronic music program. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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