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.

Performing ensembles include:

  • College/Community Chorus
  • Signing Statesmen
  • Advanced Women’s Chorale
  • Concert Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Orchestra
  • West African Drumming Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Experimental Music Group
  • Chamber Ensembles

You don’t need to be a music major to join an ensemble.

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

  • ACTIVATE your future career with Lake Forest College’s ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program. It’s an all-inclusive, all-access Chicago summer internship program that puts you in the career driver’s seat. You’ll stay in Lake Forest College’s stunning Chicago Loop campus, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship, and benefit from a guaranteed internship at a premiere Chicago internship location.
  • Zak Engel ’10 released the soundtrack to his second major motion picture, The Hudson Tribes, on January 6.
  • The band and orchestra performed a joint concert to celebrate the beginning of autumn in Calvin Durand Hall on October 13, 2016. Faculty members Debbie Katz Knowles and Nicholas Wallin conducted.
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