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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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Events

April 26th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Senior Recital: Jemma Goddard
    The Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents a Senior Degree Recital by Jemma Goddard on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Diane Gregg Pavilion.

April 27th, 2019

  • 12:00pm: Student Piano Recitals
    Lewis & Clark piano students will be performing solo music of various styles and levels on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11am in Seitz Lounge.
  • 7:30pm: Wind Symphony & Percussion Ensemble Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble present their spring concert on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm in Evans Auditorium.

April 28th, 2019

April 29th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Electronic Music Concert
    The Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents a concert of original, genre-busting student music accompanied by a variety of visuals. This event will be on Monday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30pm in Evans Auditorium.

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