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April 7-12, 2014

A full week of performances,
lectures, films and masterclasses celebrating
Jazz Appreciation Month, America's Jazz Heritage
and our Distinguished Jazz Alumni!

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The music program at Howard University has a rich history which may be traced to 1870, when a few courses were offered. In 1892, the program was organized as a stable department of the Normal School, and in 1914 it was established as an independent conservatory. Read more...


The Howard University Department of Music is a professional fine arts unit within an historically Black private university. Its purpose is to attract diverse students of high artistic and academic potential, and provide for them a scholarly environment and musical experience of exceptional quality in performance, research, pedagogy, technology, therapy, and composition. The Department is dedicated to attracting and retaining faculty of the highest order who work together to inspire students, through example and leadership, to reach their full intellectual and artistic potential. The Department of Music places particular emphasis on the provision of educational and cultural opportunities for individuals of the global community, with significant focus given to the musical contributions of peoples of the African Diaspora.






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Admission auditions are underway. Please contact the appropriate Performance Area Coordinator to schedule your audition, or the Department of Music Office with any general questions.

Juries are April 28 & 29. Students are encouraged to plan their practice time accordingly.

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President's February Bison Beat Newsletter spotlights Division of Fine Arts, Dr. Norris, Afro Blue, others.

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7th Annual Jazz Week features HU Jazz Alums – April 7-12
Photo of Geri Allen

• Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Wednesday, April 23Sketch of Beethoven


Professors Eichelberger and Walwyn perform in HU's Special Tribute to Nelson Mandela...
Prof. Kehembe Eichelberger at HU Nelson Mandela Tribute 2014

Pianist Leon Bates conducts masterclass for HU students.
Leon Bates with HU Students 2013

Afro Blue, Howard Universityʼs premier vocal jazz ensemble, competes in NBC TV's "The Sing-Off"...

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