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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

  • Elizabeth Hozie ’20 and Ani Karagianis ’20 didn’t even know each other before being partnered on a Richter project with Assistant Professor of Music Anne Barry. Now, after two weeks of researching the history of the Irish in Chicago, they finish each other’s sentences.
  • The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz, a film Zak Engel ’10 scored in 2014, was picked up by HBO and is available on its streaming services.
  • Studying music’s connection with humans and the mind is helping two students get a head start on their preparation for graduate school. By working personally with a professor to prepare a new class, Haley Bader ’20 and Timothy Nichin ’20 are learning skills for their futures in higher education.
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