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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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ADMISSIONS > AUDITION REQUIREMENTS > STRING STUDIES

Violin Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 3 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Kreutzer, Rode, or comparable difficulty.
Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita.
First movement of a major concerto written after 1750.

Violin Minor (education, business, therapy)
A three octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude.
Two short solo works or movements (complete) of contrasting style and tempo.

Viola Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 3 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Kreutzer or comparable difficulty.
Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied Bach suite.
First movement of a major concerto or other major solo.

Viola Minor (education, business or therapy)
A three octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of at least ASTA grade 3 (Hoffmeister, Kayser, Mazas, Wohlfhart)
Two contrasting solo selections of at least ASTA Grade 3 (Bach Cello Suites, Telemann Concerto, Suzuki book 4).

Violoncello Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 3 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Popper or Duport, or a Caprice by Piatti.
Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach suite.
First movement of a major concerto (Haydn C or D Major, Saint-saens, Boccherini, Elgar, Dvorak or similar difficulty).

Violoncello Minor (education, business, therapy)
A two octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude (Dotzauer, Merk, Lee or similar difficulty).
Two short works or movements of contrasting style and tempo.

Double Bass Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 2 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Simandl, Nanny or comparable difficulty.
Two contrasting movements from a Sonata or Bach Suite
First movement of a concerto.

Double Bass Minor (education, business, therapy)
A two octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude.
Two short works or movements of contrasting style and tempo.

 

 

 

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On-Campus Auditions for Fall 2019 Admission
were held on January 26 and March 2, 2019. Interested students who did not audition on those dates may request a special appointment by contacting the appropriate Performance Area Coordinator ASAP.

University Academic Calendar 2018-2019 (rev. 04/06/2018)

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SELECT UPCOMING EVENTS:

Jazz Ensemble ("HUJE") at Westminster
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, WDC - Fri, April 19, 6-9pm $5 Admission

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
Join us in April as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2019. Many events are free and open to the public!

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SELECT PAST EVENTS:

Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Introduces HU Jazz Oral History Project
Dr. Dawkins will introduce the website that includes interviews with some of the major architects of modern jazz (Gillespie, Blakey, Roach). This work may be found in the Moorland-Spingarn Library Collection at http://library.howard.edu/jazz/.

Photo of Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D.Dr. Dawkins will also discuss the evolution of Jazz Education at Howard University.

Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Mar 7, 12:40pm FREE

HUJE Spring Concert feat. Special Guest Derrick Gardner
Ira Aldridge Theater, Tue, April 9, 12:40pm FREE

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Professor Chris Royal, D.M.A., Discusses the Legacy of Louis Armstrong
Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 11, 11am - FREE

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Jazz in Class: HU Jazz Improvisation Showcase
Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 11, 12:40pm - FREE

Vocal Jazz Ensembles at Westminster
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fri, April 12, 6-9pm $

Flyer for Afro Blue, SAASy and HU Jazz Singers at Westminster Chiurch 4/12/19
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Symphony Orchestra & Concert Band Joint Spring Concert
Orchestral works by Handel and Beethoven. Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, Apr 14, 4pm - FREE

Symphony Orchestra Concert Poster for 4/14/19
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2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim Presents Masterclass
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 16, 12:40-1:30pm - FREE

Colorful Flyer for Abdullah Imbrahim Masterclass on Tue 4/16
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