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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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Geri Allen, B.M.'79

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Michael Bearden, B.M.Ed.'86

Shelton Becton
Pianist, Composer, Arranger

Aaron Broadus, M.M.'02
Trumpeter, Educator

Paul Carr, B.M.'85
Saxophonist, Educator, Jazz Festival Producer

Cora C. Coleman

Roberta Flack, B.M.Ed.'58
Singer, Songwriter, Pianist

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Arphelius Paul Gatling
Conductor, Composer, Arranger

Benny Golson
Saxophonist, Composer

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Adolphus Hailstorck

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Eddie Henderson

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Bill Hughes

Leroy Hutson
R&B Vocalist, Composer, Arranger

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Marcus Johnson, B.M.'93
Keyboardist, Producer, Attorney

William Knowles

Amanda Lewis
Vocalist, Miss Black DC 2008

Jessye Norman, B.M.'67
Classical Singer

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Land Richards

Eric Roberson, B.F.A.'97

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Wallace Roney, B.M.'93
Trumpeter, Composer

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Richard Smallwood, B.M.'71
Gospel Pianist, Composer, Arranger

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Damien Sneed, B.M.'01
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Producer

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Sunny Sumter, B.A.'94
Vocalist, Producer, Jazz Festival Administrator

Harold Wheeler, B.M.'64
Orchestrator, Arranger, Composer, Music Director

Andrew White
Saxophonist, Historian

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Angela Winbush



Welcome Class of 2022!

University Academic Calendar 2018-2019 (rev. 04/06/2018)

Ensemble Auditions — including the Howard University Choir, Chapel Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Choirs and Jazz Ensemble — are underway. Open to all Howard University students! See posted information or contact the ensemble director for more information.

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Event Highlights

Many of our events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Fall semeseter performances begin in September. Please join us!



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