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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.






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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—underscores the Department of Music centennial.

The Editor's Letter, the President's Perspective, and three feature articles all recognize and explore 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

Read current and previous issues of HOWARD magazine here.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all our May 2014 graduates!

Faculty vacancies announced.

The Department of Music does not offer a summer session. Practice facilities will be closed May 11-August 23.

The Department of Music Office will generally be open during normal business hours throughout the summer. However, if you will be traveling any distance, please call ahead for an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming our Fall 2014 incoming students in August! Please download the Howard University Academic Calendar 2014-2015 for your reference.

News of Note

The new Division of Fine Arts video is here!

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

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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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