Department of Music


Music students at Lake Forest explore the musicians they are and will become. Through opera or hip hop, violin or harmonica, students collaborate with professors whose own interests range from world music to electronica.

Students interested in performing can participate in established choirs, orchestra, and percussion ensemble. Faculty encourage students to start their own music groups of any genre.

With the Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and numerous jazz, blues, folk, and house music venues nearby, Chicago provides opportunities for music enjoyment, study, and internships.

Department News

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    The music major wrote the score for the film “The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz,” which made its debut in July 2014 and has since been submitted to film festivals worldwide.
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    Lecturer in Music Helen Bond was honored with the 2015 Jack Benny Arts and Humanities Award as a percussionist, teacher, storyteller, and humanitarian who works to bring clean water to people in Guinea, West Africa.
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    Four faculty members, billed as The Muttering Sickness, performed at the European Beat Studies Network Conference 2014 in Tangier, Morocco on November 18.
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