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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

Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Named 17th President of Howard University.

Professor Walwyn Named Steinway Artist.

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• The University will sponsor a Celebration of Life for former Division of Fine Arts Associate Dean Tritobia Hayes-Benjamin on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 3-5 PM in Cramton Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the Gallery of Art from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All students and faculty are encouraged to attend.


7th Annual Jazz Week featuring HU Jazz Alums – April 7-12
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Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Wednesday, April 23Sketch of Beethoven

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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