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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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Henrik Karlsson, MA, MT-BC, Interim Coordinator

The Music Therapy program provides the training to pass the Music Therapy Board Certification Examination.

Music Therapy majors are accepted by audition as instrumental, piano or voice minors. After successful completion of all HU academic requirements (including the Piano Proficiency examination prior to their 7th semester), students must complete a Music Therapy Clinical Internship at an AMTA approved site. Approval from the program coordinator is required to begin the Internship, after which the student will be qualified to sit for the Music Therapy Board Certification Examination.

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree in music who seek admission to Music Therapy program will have customized programs designed that fulfill all the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy. An audition, transfer of credits (up to 96 credits of courses with the grade of "C" or better from an accredited 4-year institution), and consultation with the program coordinator are required for acceptance as a transfer student or second bachelor's degree candidate.

A Senior Recital will be performed with permission of the student's performance instructor. Senior recital and successful completion of internship are required for graduation.

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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