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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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WE APPLAUD OUR DISTINGUISHED
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC ALUMNI!


Geri Allen, B.M.'79
Pianist

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Michael Bearden, B.M.Ed.'86
Keyboardist

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
Percussionist

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
Composer

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Eddie Henderson
Trumpeter

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Bill Hughes
Trombonist

Leroy Hutson
R&B Vocalist, Composer, Arranger

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

William Knowles
Pianist

Amanda Lewis
Vocalist, Miss Black DC 2008

Jessye Norman, B.M.'67
Classical Singer

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Land Richards
Drummer

Eric Roberson, B.F.A.'97
Vocalist

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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
Vocalist

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HUJE Spring Concert feat. Special Guest Derrick Gardner
Ira Aldridge Theater, Tue, April 9, 12:40pm FREE

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Professor Chris Royal, D.M.A., Discusses the Legacy of Louis Armstrong
Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 11, 11am - FREE

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Jazz in Class: HU Jazz Improvisation Showcase
Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 11, 12:40pm - FREE

Vocal Jazz Ensembles at Westminster
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fri, April 12, 6-9pm $

Flyer for Afro Blue, SAASy and HU Jazz Singers at Westminster Chiurch 4/12/19
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Symphony Orchestra & Concert Band Joint Spring Concert
Orchestral works by Handel and Beethoven. Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, Apr 14, 4pm - FREE

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2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim Presents Masterclass
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 16, 12:40-1:30pm - FREE

Colorful Flyer for Abdullah Imbrahim Masterclass on Tue 4/16
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Jazz Ensemble ("HUJE") at Westminster
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, WDC - Fri, April 19, 6-9pm $5 Admission

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SAASy at National Museum of American History
Vocal jazz ensemble directed by Jessica Boykin-Settles. Walter H. Coulter Performance Plaza, National Museum of American History - Thu, April 25, 12pm - FREE

HUJE at Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival
Annual concert hosted by UDC featuring the big bands of the University of the District of Columbia, Howard University, and the University of Maryland. Theater of the Arts, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC - Mon, April 29, 8pm - $Admission

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