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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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PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS


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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. Major Qualifying Recital: a 30 to 40 minute qualifying recital in the second semester of the sophomore year, required of students who desire certification for upper level study as Performance majors. This recital can not be presented in the same semester as the Senior Major Recital.

2. Senior Major Recital: a solo recital, of at least one-hour in length, required of all graduating seniors in a Performance major program.

3. Senior Minor Recital: given jointly by two students (in exceptional cases, three students). Music education majors of special attainment in their performance minor may be granted permission to give a full recital, upon recommendation of their private instructor and approval of the Performance Faculty.

4. Student Recital: weekly Recital is essentially a "performance laboratory." Beginning with the sophomore year, Performance majors are required to appear on student recitals twice each semester. Performance minors must appear at least once each year beginning in the sophomore year. Inclusion is made in collaboration with the instructor and student and with the approval of the Recital Coodinator

Recital Scheduling Procedures


ENSEMBLES

All music students must participate for six semesters in a large ensemble of their area of performance, and two semesters in a small ensemble of their choice. The following ensemble experiences are available according to categories: Orchestral Instruments, Concert Band, Marching Band, Orchestra (available through the Consortium); Vocal, University Choir, University Chorale, University Collegium; Keyboard accompaniment for large and small ensembles; Jazz Studies; Jazz Ensembles; Music Education (Instrumental); Orchestra is required for six (6) semesters for string players. Six semesters of Band are required for wind and percussion players.


JURIES

Each student enrolled in performance instruction (private lessons) must perform at the end of 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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