Private Guitar Lessons Available
Three options for enrolling in guitar lessons are available:  Classical guitar lessons are taught by Loren Pomeroy, leader of the Shenandoah Guitar Ensemble; Lessons on steel-string guitar are offered by Nate Leath, an acclaimed performer in jazz, rock, country and bluegrass styles; and Private study in Jazz Improvisation on a variety of instruments including guitar is taught by Tom Artwick, an accomplished jazz artist.  Each of these options requires registering for applied music, in which one credit is earned for a 45-minute private lesson and a minimum of five hours practice per week.  A fee is charged as well.  Please call ext. 8852 for more information or see Dymphna Alexander in Wilson Hall, room 4011.
Featured Alumnus - Nick Leitch, '84, '87L
leitch.jpg.jpgPowell Leitch is an attorney with the law firm of LeClairRyan in Roanoke. As a tenor, he performed with Opera Roanoke in its "Kurt Weill Tribute" and with the Tallis Scholars in a performance of "Spem in Alium" in Manchester, England. He has sung numerous concert and oratorio performances including the tenor solos in Handel’s "Messiah," Bach’s "Magnificat," Orff’s "Carmina Burana" and Mendelssohn’s "Elijah."
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Music @ Washington & Lee University

The W&L Music Department offers a music major leading to the B.A. in Music. Students can major in sequences including Musicology, Performance, or Theory/Composition. Participation in the Department's instrumental and choral ensembles along with private instruction for all instruments and voice is open to all W&L students for credit.

The Department offers numerous concerts each year including those by student ensembles, our Concert Guild series, and Sonoklect, the new music/jazz series. Performances are held in the state-of-the-art Wilson Concert Hall, which opened in August of 2006, and the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. Department Ensembles regularly tour the United States and Europe.

For a listing of upcoming concerts and events, please see our Performance Calendar.

Prospective Students
If you would like to receive more information on the Department please complete our online Request Information Form.
Current Students
View Leyburn Library's Music Resource Page for links to online music encyclopedias and indexes.
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Music Office: (540) 458-8852
Music Fax: (540) 458-8104

Washington and Lee University
Department of Music
Lexington, VA 24450-0303

Featured Concert

Loren Pomeroy

"Ushers Waltz" by Nikita Koshkin from Loren Pomeroy's faculty recital on October 13, 2009


Today's Music Birthdays

  Bennie Maupin (1940)
  Charlie Parker (1920)
  Dinah Washington (1924)