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  • November 7
    The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded the Resonance Ensemble $100,000 to enable them to pursue an ambitious collaboration with the Oregon Symphony and several independent artists to put on the world premiere of Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem. Lewis & Clark’s Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Katherine FitzGibbon serves as Resonance Ensemble’s Artistic Director.
  • February 10
    The Alexander String Quartet is returning to the Lewis & Clark campus for another eagerly anticipated performance on February 13, in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, and is best known for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich. Prior to the performance, the quartet will be on campus holding interdisciplinary workshops for undergraduate students.
  • October 18
    Sweeney Todd , a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens on November 2. Director Rebecca Lingafelter has transformed the traditional setting of Fleet Street into a post-apocalyptic, subterranean world where the audience and student orchestra will sit among the actors. The musical will feature Liam Beveridge BA ’20 as Sweeney in his first-ever singing role.
  • September 5
    Funds two years of study at University of Cambridge for first-generation college student.
  • September 5

    “Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

    Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships ($24,000 per year for up to three years), as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

  • August 28
    LC has a phenomenal choir program, and it WILL be happening remotely during the time of
    COVID, using cool, innovative virtual technology. Come to our Choir/Voice Meet-and-Greet on Tuesday, September 1, at 5 p.m. on Zoom!
  • Eleonora Beck
    May 2
    Eleonora Beck, James W. Rogers Professor of Music, recently published her third book, Boccaccio and the Invention of Musical Narrative, with European Press Academic Publishing.
  • October 18
    Sweeney Todd , a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens Nov. 2. 
  • June 11
    Dan Caplen BA ’12 and Ian Hooper BA ’08 create chart-topping hits abroad.
  • Katherine FitzGibbon
    February 23
    Recently, The Oregonian spotlighted Lewis & Clark Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Katherine FitzGibbon and her work on social justice through choral music.
  • Abigail Press BA ’12
    October 30
    Abigail Press BA ’12, an electronic musician, reflects on months spent recording and performing throughout Europe.
  • August 5
    Meet four of our exceptional professors.
  • June 12
    Lewis & Clark Cappella Nova and Community Chorale choirs will be featured on All Classical Portland (89.9 FM) on Sunday, June 15, at 1 p.m. The episode of Played in Oregon can be heard online at
  • June 12
    Lewis & Clark Cappella Nova and Community Chorale will be featured on AllClassical radio 89.9 FM on the episode of “Played in Oregon” airing on Sunday, June 15th, at 1 p.m. You may also listen from afar at
  • March 27

    Lewis & Clark professors discuss the women who inspired their careers.

  • Photo by Jesse Kirk.
    March 14
    Angela Webber BA ’10, along with her sister Aubrey, made Portland history by raising more than $80,000 on Kickstarter for their geek-pop band, The Doubleclicks. The Career Development Center recently caught up with Angela to learn more about her music, her advice to young alumni, and what made The Doubleclicks Kickstarter campaign such a success.
  • March 13
    Lance Inouye, Music Director and Conductor of the Lewis & Clark Orchestra, also teaches conducting and music theory.  
  • Catherine Sergeant BA ’70, M.A.T. ’75. Photo courtesy of the Madras Pioneer.
    March 10
    Catherine Sergeant BA ’70, M.A.T. ’75 has been named Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. Sergeant is head librarian of the Jefferson County School District, which consists of six school libraries.
  • March 5

    Kristina Dill ’15 began exploring her passion for science and music at a young age. She picked up her first violin at age three and took her first chemistry class at Lewis & Clark when she was just 15.

  • Marianna Ritchey BA ’99 and Katy Davidson BA ’99.
    February 19
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities Marianna Ritchey BA ’99 recently collaborated with Katy Davidson BA ’99 to write a theme song for Rookie magazine that captures the publication’s mission of empowering teenage girls. The result is “Go Forth, Feminist Warriors,” a triumphant anthem that includes the talents of more than a dozen musicians.
  • Former choral director L. Stanley Glarum.
    July 22
    With help from students, staff, and faculty, Lewis & Clark has launched a new digital initiative to honor a key part of the school’s legacy.
  • Photo by Eddie Barksdale '13
    March 20
    Cappella Nova, one of three choral groups on campus, will be traveling to Egypt this May for its first international tour in more than 30 years.
  • Renegade Stringband
    March 4
    Renegade Stringband, a band that counts four recent graduates among the ranks, is opening for the Paperboys at the Aladdin. Catch Gavin Duffy ‘07, Jessica Jarris ‘10, Austin Moore ‘10, and Joe Seamons ‘07 on March 16th at 8 p.m.
  • March 4
    Portland has a rich contemporary music scene, and professor Michael Johanson strives to connect his students to it as often as possible. This spring, he has invited students and community members to attend several performances of his compositions throughout the city.
  • February 12
    The Asian Cultural Council’s Residency program in Asia assists individual American artists, scholars, and professionals undertaking research, teaching, and creative residencies at cultural and educational institutions in East and Southeast Asia. Projects supported in the ACC Residency Program demonstrate close collaboration in design and execution between the visiting American specialist and the host organization and produce tangible results such as publication, course development, or the creation of new artistic work. The program helps to foster the growth of Asian cultural studies in the U.S. and of American cultural studies in Asia, as well as to stimulate long-term relationships in the arts and humanities between American individuals and institutions and their colleagues in Asia.
  • January 22
    Katherine FitzGibbon, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, and founder and artistic director for Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, recently received funding for a performance to take place at Lewis & Clark.
  • December 12
    Harsha Abeyaratne BA ’89 studied in at Lewis & Clark, but taking the stage this week as a solo pianist represents one more step on his uncommon journey toward a career in music and education. 
  • November 28
    Lewis & Clark has renewed its connection with the prestigious Portland Chamber Orchestra, bringing world-class music to campus once again.
  • Eddie Barksdale ’13
    November 20
    Eddie Barksdale ’13 recently won a musical theatre competition hosted by the Oregon State Cascade Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing.
  • Cara Tomlinson, associate professor of art, works with students
    September 19
    Experience collaboration, critical thinking, and creative expression at their best.
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