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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.

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October 18th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Palatine Piano Trio
    The Palatine Piano Trio (Susan DeWitt Smith, Nancy Ives, Inés Voglar Belgique) will be performing on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

October 27th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Lewis & Clark Orchestra Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Orchestra presents its first concert of the fall semester on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Lance Inouye, conductor.

October 29th, 2019

November 1st, 2019

  • 7:30pm: The Christians
    The Lewis & Clark Department of Theatre in collaboration with the Department of Music present The Christians by Lucas Hnath. Director: Stepan Simek, Choir Director: Susan McBerry
  • 7:30pm: Susan DeWitt Smith Piano Recital
    Lewis & Clark Associate Professor of Music, Susan DeWitt Smith presents a piano recital on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Tickets are on sale now and at the door!

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