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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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GRADUATE
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS


RECITALSENSEMBLESJURIES


GRADUATE RECITALS

Performance requirements in the form of recital appearances are made by the students in their area of specialization. Recital descriptions and requirements follow:

1. Jazz Studies Qualifying Recital: a recital, typically of one-hour in length, presented in the second semester of residence. The recital is required to continue in the Jazz Studies program.

2. Graduating Degree Recital: a public recital of one-hour in length, required of all degree candidates in the Performance and Jazz Studies major programs, and of students who elect the recital option in the Music Education program. The recital will consist of works approved by the private instructor.

Recital Scheduling Procedures


ENSEMBLES

All graduate students may participate in ensembles, as determined by the advisor. The following ensemble experiences are available (according to categories):

Orchestral Instruments: Concert Band, Orchestra (also available through the Consortium);

Vocal: University Choir, University Chorale, University Collegium;

Keyboard: Accompaniment for large and small ensembles;

Jazz Studies: Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Jazztet;

Music Education: selected from the above with the approval of the advisor.


JURIES

Each student enrolled in performance instruction (private lessons) must perform each semester before a faculty panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Highlights

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall semeseter performances begin in September. Please join us!

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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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