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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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WELCOME Class of 2018!

Essential Information and FAQs for new and returning students. Updated 11/3/14 with a link to an updated Academic Calendar and Spring Semester 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!


• HU Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert – Aldridge Theater, Monday, November 17, 7:30 PM.

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• HUJE Fall Concert with Afro Blue and Special Guest Trumpeter Tom Williams – Rankin Memorial Chapel, Thursday, November 20, 12:40 PM.

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• Special Guest Artist Recital : Carolyn Enger, Piano - Tuesday, December 2, 12:40 PM.



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

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

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