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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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ACADEMIC UPDATES

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2011-2012

Howard University recently completed an intense review of its academic programs. As such, the Board of Trustees has authorized the change of the Bachelor of Music Education program to now be administered as a concentration under the Bachelor of Music program, as a concentration in Music Education. The program content, requirements, and teaching certification awarded (DC) are unchanged by this transition in title. The Bachelor of Music (in Music Education) program remains an accredited, professional degree program under the National Association of Schools of Music.

Also authorized is the change of the Master of Music Education program to now be administered as a concentration under the Master of Music program. This program's content and requirements are also unchanged by this transition in title. The Master of Music (in Music Education) program remains an accredited, professional degree program under the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department of Music has maintained its accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music since 1944, when Howard University became the first institution accredited for music in the Washington, DC area.

Additionally, all curricula have been reviewed, resulting in a reduction of credit requirements for all undergraduate programs. The new schemes are marked "effective Fall 2011" and apply to all incoming students and former students returning (FSR) Continuning students have the option to adopt the new schemes. Please contact the Coordinators of individual programs for additional information.


WHAT'S NEW FOR 2010-2011

These courses are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

New Courses

REQUIRED COURSES: UNDERGRADUATE

MUSE-051. Piano Proficiency Examination. 0 cr. Required of all UG music majors when piano is not the main performance area. Examination must be passed before Senior status is awarded. MUSE 011-022 Functional Piano I -IV are recommended before taking the exam.

MUTO- 111 Qualifying Recital. (UG Performance Majors) 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.

MUSJ-103. Voice Class for Instrumental Majors. (Music Therapy Instrumental Majors) 1 cr. Course designed to introduce the fundamentals of vocal song performance to instrumentalists. Includes group singing, folk, and traditional songs.

MUSD-021. Instrumental Pedagogy. (UG Instrumental Performance Majors) 3 cr. Instruction in the history, function, and advanced teaching techniques of the various instruments. Must also be enrolled in MUxx Instrumental Major private instruction courses as a BM in Performance major. Prerequisite: at least 4 semesters of major level private instruction.

REQUIRED COURSES: GRADUATE

MUTO- 311. Qualifying Recital Grad. (MM Jazz Studies Degrees) 0 cr. Required by the end of the first 2 semesters for M.M. Jazz Studies candidates.

MUTO- 312 Graduate Recital. 0 cr. Required for all graduating M.M. candidates and MMEd Recital Option candidates.

MUSC 311 Expository Writing Exam. (All Graduate Students) 0 cr. Required entrance examination for all MM and MMEd candidates.

MUSC 312 Oral Comprehensive Exam (All Graduate Students) 0 cr. Required final examination for all MM and MMEd candidates.

ENSEMBLES

MUSG-171-174. Opera Ensemble Workshop. 1 cr. Repertoire, interpretation and performance of operatic chamber ensemble literature (trios, quartets, quintets , and larger). Prereqs.: must be enrolled in private voice study (major, minor) AND by consent of the instructor.

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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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