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Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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HOWARD Magazine Highlights 100 Years of Musical Excellence 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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JURIES will be held on Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9. Students are encouraged to check appropriate Department of Music bulletin boards for rooms and schedules.

FINAL EXAMS will be given Saturday, December 6 through Friday, December 12.

Essential Information and FAQsUpdated 11/3/14 with a link to an updated Academic Calendar and Spring 2015 audition info for HU Orchestra.

News of Note

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut joins HU jazz faculty.

Professor Walwyn Named Steinway Artist.

The new Division of Fine Arts video is here!

Event Highlights

Many of our events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


• Afro Blue Christmas CD Release and Jazz Choir Concert – Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Sunday, December 7, 4 PM. FREE

Jazz Choirs Christmas 2014 Concert Flyer

• Howard University Choir Annual Christmas Concert – Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Sunday, December 7, 7 PM. FREE

Flyer for Choir Christmas 2014 Concert



• Renowned Gospel Artist and HU Alum Richard Smallwood speaks to students on Tuesday, September 16.

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