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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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MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE


Coordinators:

Liana Valente, D.M.A., Coordinator - Classical Voice

Charles Timbrell, D.M.A., Coordinator - Classical Piano

Fred Irby, III, M.M., Coordinator - Instrumental Music


Performance Faculty:

Classical Voice: Valerie K. Eichelberger, Gregory Hopkins

Classical Piano: Karen Walwyn

Instrumental Music: Michael Bunn, Jeffrey Koczela, Sais Kamalidiin, Gerard Kunkel, Joseph Lovinsky, Timothy Macek, Drew Owen, Richard Reed, William Richards, Paul Schultz, Uri Wassertzug, Tia Wortham, Charlie Young, III

GRADUATE CURRICULUM

MASTER OF MUSIC: PERFORMANCE Candidate must complete a total of 33 credits, of which 15 must be in the private instruction area, including a principal performance medium; 9 or 12 credits in supportive graduate courses, ensembles, and Graduate Seminar; and 6 or 9 credits in ensembles and/or free elective courses.

Each candidate must also pass the Expository Writing Examination, present a qualifying recital and a final recital of works approved by the private instructor. After completing all other course work, the candidate must pass an Oral Comprehensive Examination, given by a panel of the student's Graduate Studies instructors.

Master of Music in Performance: Instrumental- 33 credit hours

Major area

MUxx-xxx    Private Instruction 5 credits (three semesters)

Total Major Area----------------------------------------------15 credits

 

Supportive Courses in Music

MUSC-300 Graduate Seminar 3 credits

MUxx-xxx   Graduate History Elective 3 credits

MUSB-351 Graduate Analysis 3 credits

Total Supportive Courses in Music---------------------------9 credits

 

Electives

MUxx-xxx Ensemble Electives       3 credits

MUxx-xxx Free Electices 6 credits

Total Academic Electives--------------------------------------9 credits

Additional Requirements

Graduate Expositiory Writing Exam- 0 credits

Qualifying Recital- 0 credits

Graduate Recital- 0 credits

Oral Comprehensive Examination- 0 credits

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Master of Music in Performance: PIANO- 33 credit hours

Major area

MUSE-311-321    Graduate Piano Major 5 credits (3 semesters)

Total Major Area-----------------------------------------------15 credits

Supportive Courses in Music

MUSC-300 Graduate Seminar 3 credits

MUSE-371 Graduate Piano Literature I 3 credits

MUSE-372 Graduate Piano Literature II 3 credits

MUSB-351 Graduate Analysis 3 credits

Total Supportive Courses in Music---------------------------`12 credits

 

Electives

MUxx-xxx Free Electices 6 credits

Total Electives-------------------------------------------------6 credits

Additional Requirements

Graduate Expositiory Writing Exam- 0 credits

Qualifying Recital- 0 credits

Graduate Recital- 0 credits

Oral Comprehensive Examination- 0 credits

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Master of Music in Performance: VOICE- 33 credit hours

Major area

MUSG-311-321    Graduate Voice Major 5 credits (3 semesters)

Total Major Area-----------------------------------------------15 credits

 

Supportive Courses in Music

MUSC-300 Graduate Seminar 3 credits

MUSE-371 Graduate Solo Vocal Literature 3 credits

MUSB-351 Graduate Analysis 3 credits

Total Supportive Courses in Music---------------------------`9 credits

 

Electives

MUxx-xxx Free Electices 9 credits

Total Electives-------------------------------------------------9 credits

Additional Requirements

Graduate Expositiory Writing Exam- 0 credits

Qualifying Recital- 0 credits

Graduate Recital- 0 credits

Oral Comprehensive Examination- 0 credits

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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PAST EVENTS:

Taylor Young, Jazz Voice – Master of Music Qualifying Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, March 30, 12pm FREE

Howard University Jazz Ensemble - Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fri, Mar 30, 6-9pm $

Logan Johnson – Senior Composition Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, Mar 30, 7pm FREE

HUJE Easter Vigil - Peoples Congregational UCC, Sat, March 31, 4pm FREE

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 5, 12:40pm FREE

Afro Blue in Concert - Kennedy Center Jazz Club, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Fri, April 6, 7 & 9 pm BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Panel Discussion: "INDEPENDENT: A Start to Finish Guide for Your Recording Project" - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 10, 10:10am FREE

Vocal Master Class with Soprano Lisa Gwyn Daltirus - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, April 11, 12pm FREE

NEA 2018 Jazz Masterclass with DIANNE REEVES - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 17, 12:40pm FREE

HUJE featuring Special Guest Artist GARY BARTZ - Ira Aldridge Theater, Thu, April 19, 12:40pm FREE

String Students in Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 24, 12:40pm FREE

Jazz Choir Concert featuring AFRO BLUE, SASSY and HU JAZZ SINGERS - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, April 25, 7:30pm FREE

Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, April 29, 4pm FREE

AFRO BLUE Mother's Day Concert - Prince George's Publick Playhouse, Sun, May 13, 4pm $

Afro Blue Mother's Day 2018

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