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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


MUTO-011. Student Recital I. 0 cr. Performances by students which afford them the opportunity to perform before their peers and others; exposes students to a large variety of musical literature.

MUTO-012. Student Recital II. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-011.

MUTO-021. Student Recital III. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-012.

MUTO-022. Student Recital IV. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-021.

MUTO-031. Student Recital V. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-022.

MUTO-032. Student Recital VI. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-031.

MUTO-041. Student Recital VII. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-032.

MUTO-042. Student Recital VIII. 0 cr. Continuation of MUTO-041.

MUTO- 111 Qualifying Recital. 0 cr. Required in Sophomore/ Junior year for BM in Performance Majors.

MUTO- 112 Senior Recital. 0 cr. Required in Senior year for Music Majors.



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