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HOWARD Magazine Highlights 100 Years of Music at Howard

The Summer 2014 issue of HOWARD magazine—complete with iconic professor James Weldon Norris on its cover— celebrates the Department of Music centennial.

The Editor's Letter, President's Perspective, and three feature articles all underscore a century of musicmaking by the Department and its alumni:

Howard Magazine Summer 2014 - Editor's Letter
Howard Magazine Summer 2014 - President's Perspective
Howard Magazine Summer 2014 - Front Cover feat. Dr. James Weldon Norris

Click images above to read select articles in PDF format.

Click the cover image with Dr. Norris to read or download complete current and previous issues of HOWARD magazine.

Contact the Department of Music Office to obtain print copies of the Summer 2014 issue.

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WELCOME Class of 2018!

Essential Information and FAQs for new and returning music students, including audition info for Orchestra and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. Last Updated: 8/26/14.

News of Note

Professor Walwyn Named Steinway Artist.

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut joins HU jazz faculty.

The new Division of Fine Arts video is here!


• Renowned Gospel Artist and HU Alum Richard Smallwood to speak to students on Tuesday, September 16. Please see event calendar for important information.

Photo of Richard Smallwood - Trust Me CD


7th Annual Jazz Week featuring HU Jazz Alums – April 7-12

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Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Wednesday, April 23

Sketch of Beethoven


Pianist Leon Bates conducts masterclass for HU students.

Leon Bates with HU Students 2013

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