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Piano Rewnewal Initiative

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.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

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

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Matthew Franke, Ph.D., Coordinator

The Music History program develops overall music scholarship and hones research skills.

Students will not be permitted to elect history as a major until they have completed MUSC-005 and MUSC-006 with grades of B or better. Students who major in the history of music must meet the requirements for a minor in piano and must appear creditably on student recitals in this subject. Candidates for graduation will be required to pass an oral examination before a music faculty committee. Students must maintain a B average in their major subject. At least two major projects must relate to an aspect of the black heritage in music. Senior thesis is required.

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University Academic Calendar 2015-2016 (rev. 09/28/15)

HU Student Reference Manual - issued by the Office of the Registrar

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Event Highlights

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


9th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration - April 2016



"Trombone Blowout" with
The Howard University Brass Ensemble and guest artists including the Heritage Trombone Ensemble and the Slide Artists Trombone Quartet as well as a short workshop for local area high school trombonists - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Feb 18, 12:40 PM. FREE

Metamorphosis: Wood, Chrome and Steel. Music Education and Music Therapy Majors present Western European Art and Sacred Music for Tenor Pan, Soprano Ukulele and Chromatic Harmonica featuring Special Guest Pan Artist Josanne Francis - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Feb 11, 12:40 PM. FREE