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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

ADMISSIONSAUDITIONS

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All applicants to the Department of Music must apply to the University and satisfy Howard University academic requirements before being admitted to the Department. Prospective students are encouraged to read and comply with the admission process as set forth by the University Office of Admission.

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All new applicants to the Department of Music must present a successful audition in order to be admitted to the Department. Former students who have not been enrolled in the Department for two or more consecutive semesters must re-audition.

Generally, auditions are held on campus according to a published schedule, but special appointments may be arranged when necessary. When an in-person audition is not feasible, an applicant may request permission to submit a recorded audition.

In all cases, it is important that an applicant contact the appropriate Performance Area Coordinator to schedule an audition prior to published deadlines.

 

Performance Area Coordinators:

Classical - Instrumental:

Fred Irby, III

firby@howard.edu

Classical - Piano:

Karen Walwyn

kwalwyn@howard.edu

Classical - Voice:

Liana Valente

liana.valente@howard.com

Jazz - Instrumental:

Charlie Young, III

cyoung@howard.edu

Jazz - Voice:

Connaitre Miller

conmiller@howard.edu


Audition Requirements

All auditions should include technical exercises, scales and arpeggii, and at least three compositions of different periods and in different styles.

Additionally, please note the specific audition requirements in the following areas:

Jazz Studies - Undergraduate & Graduate

Performance Majors

String Studies

The Department of Music reserves the right to require any additional tests, performances, and/or interviews deemed neccessary to fully evaluate any incoming student or to award Graduate Classification. All applications for the Graduate program must be approved by the Department of Music's Executive Committee.

Pleae download and complete an audition form and bring it with you to your audition.

 

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Important
Announcements

On-Campus Auditions for
Fall 2019
Admission
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Appointment requuired.
UndergradGrad

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!

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SELECT UPCOMING EVENTS:

Holiday Jazz Choir Concert
featuring
Afro Blue, SAASy, HU Jazz Singers and special guests HU Youth Jazz Choir - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, Nov 28, 7:30pm FREE

Jazz Choirs Christmas 2018 Concert Poster

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert
Program
Telemann Viola Concerto, Lyric for Strings by George Walker, Mozart Symphony #40 in d minor - Childers Recital Hall, Sun, Dec 2, 4:00pm FREE

HU Orchestra Fall 2018 Concert Poster

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