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Piano Renewal 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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FINANCIAL AID

General Information

Students should carefully review and avail themselves of the information presented on the Howard University Office of Student Financial Services website. While the Department of Music does award scholarships and grants to eligible, deserving students, competition is rigorous for limited funds. Students are therefore encouraged to explore all possible avenues of financial support for their college education.


Department of Music Financial Aid

(1) Financial aid is awarded only to individuals who have been admitted by both the University Office of Admission and the Department of Music.

(2) Scholarships and grant awards from Howard University funds are available only to students who complete the FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA).

• The FAFSA may be secured from the Howard University Office of Financial Aid, high school guidance counselors, and public libraries.

• The FAFSA must be submitted before February 1st each year.

(3) Any financial assistance recommended by the Department of Music may be reduced after analysis of the student's file by the Office of Financial Aid, depending on:

• Other available funding sources (family income, Federal grants, etc.); and

• University and Federal regulations.

(4) The Department of Music is unable to award full scholarships.

(5) Prospective students are eligible for Department of Music scholarships based on audition performance and recommendations from the faculty.

(6) Music Scholarships are awarded for one semester or one academic year at a time only. Students must re-apply for scholarships each year. The Department of Music does not guarantee a specific scholarship amount from year-to-year. Additionally, please note the following:

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Continuing music students must successfully complete 70% of courses attempted each semester to be eligible for a Department of Music award the following semester. If the student has been awarded for the school year but then does not satisfy the SAP requirement in the Fall semester, then the Spring portion of the original award may be rescinded. Separately, if the Spring semester does not satisfy the SAP then the student is ineligible for a Departmental award the following semester. Such recaptured scholarship funds may be awarded to other eligible students. This policy allows academically successful students to receive additional assistance.

Types and sources of financial aid available.

Department of Music Scholarship Application (web form)

For additional information, please contact Dr. Paul Schultz.

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Event Highlights

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

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS:

10th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration - April 2017

* Howard University Choir Spring Concert - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 7 PM. FREE

* Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Dr. Liana Valente, Soprano Soloist - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 3 PM. FREE

* Duo Piano Concert to Benefit the Deprtment of Music - Childers Recital Hall, Sun, May 7, 2017, 5 PM. DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

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PREVIOUS HIGHLIGHTS:

* Singing South Asia: Special Guest Performance by Pakistan’s Sanam Marvi & Arieb Azhar - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 12:40 PM. FREE

• Sundance Institute Film Music Program presents Peter Golub, Director. Opportunity to apply for Summer Institute - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 12:40 PM. FREE

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