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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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Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Elective Studies in Business

MUSI-001. Seminar in Music Business. 1 cr. Reports and discussions of topics relevant to careers in arts management. Fall/ Spring

MUSI-031, 032. Introduction to Entertainment Law. 3 crs. An introductory course for all artists which explores contracts, torts, agency, labor relations, copyrights and communications. Fall/Spring.

MUSI-033. Entrepreneur in the Entertainment Industry. 3 crs. Course exploring opportunities in the music, media, and communications industries. Spring.

MUTP-209 Mus. Bus Internship. 4 crs. One semester internship with an arts-related organization. Internship must be approved by the Area Coordinator. Fall/Spring.

MUSI-232. Introduction to Entertainment Law (Grad). 3 crs. An introductory course for all artists which explores contracts, torts, agency, labor relations, copyrights and communications.

MUSI 259. Administration of College Jazz Studies (Grad). 3 crs. Course exploring design of higher education jazz studies curricula. Fall/ Spring.

Required Courses available through the Howard University School of Business:

ACCT-201. Accounting Prin. I. 3 crs.

MGMT-301. Management & Org. 3 crs.

INFO-204. Man. Info. Systems. 3 crs.

FINA-311. Finance Principles. 3 crs.

HUCO-101. Principles of Speech. 3 crs.

MKTG-301. Prin. of Marketing. 3 crs.

















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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Event Highlights

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



Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Dr. Dawkins will introduce his new website that includes interviews with some of the major architects of modern jazz (Gillespie, Blakey, Roach).

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

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



Special Guest Joseph Grimmer, NSO Bassoonist
featuring Joseph Grimmer, Bassoon and Sophia Kim Cook, piano accompaniment - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Jan 17, 12:40pm FREE

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Liana Valente, Soprano
Faculty member Liana Valente, soprano, appears with pianist Yuri Chayama - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Feb 21, 12:40pm FREE