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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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ADMISSION AUDITIONS:

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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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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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