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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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ENSEMBLES

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Concert Band


Afro Blue • Brass Ensemble • Concert Band

The Flutes of Howard University

Guitar Ensemble • HU Jazz Singers

Jazz Ensemble • Jazztet

Marching BandOpera Workshop

Chamber Orchestra • Symphony Orchestra

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Symphony Orchestra


Percussion Ensemble • Piano Ensemble

SAASy • Saxophone Ensemble

String Quartet • Trombone Ensemble

University ChoirUniversity Chorale

Woodwind Ensemble

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Afro Blue


Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble membership is open to all Howard University students. Ensemble auditions are held at the discretion of the ensemble director. Interested students are encouraged to contact the appropriate director to schedule an audition.

Ensemble Directors

Afro Blue - CONNAITRE MILLER

Brass Ensemble - TBA

Concert Band - KELVIN WASHINGTON

Flutes of Howard University - SAÏS KAMALIDIIN

Guitar Ensemble - GERRY KUNKEL

HU Jazz Singers - SHACARA ROGERS WEST

Jazz Ensemble (HUJE) - FRED IRBY, III

Jazztet - CHARLIE YOUNG, III

Marching Band - JOHN NEWSON

Opera Workshop - LIANA VALENTE

Orchestra - TIMOTHY MACEK

Percussion Ensemble - WILLIAM RICHARDS

Piano Trio - TIMOTHY MACEK

SAASy - JESSICA BOYKIN-SETTLES

Saxophone Ensemble - CHARLIE YOUNG, III

String Quartet - TIMOTHY MACEK

Trombone Ensemble - TBA

University Choir - ERIC POOLE

University Chorale - ERIC POOLE


Ensemble Course Numbers & Descriptions

Undergraduate | Graduate


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Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE)
Tokyo, Japan, 2007

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Announcements

Department of Music Scholarships
The online application for Department of Music Scholarships is now available on the Financial Aid page of our website. Interested students must complete the application by Close of Business on Tuesday, April 30.

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:

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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April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
Join us in April as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2019. Many events are free and open to the public!

Howard U Jazz Week 2019 Sidebar Calendar
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SELECT PAST EVENTS:

Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Introduces HU Jazz Oral History Project
Dr. Dawkins will introduce the website that includes interviews with some of the major architects of modern jazz (Gillespie, Blakey, Roach). This work may be found in the Moorland-Spingarn Library Collection at http://library.howard.edu/jazz/.

Photo of Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D.Dr. Dawkins will also discuss the evolution of Jazz Education at Howard University.

Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Mar 7, 12:40pm FREE

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

Symphony Orchestra Concert Poster for 4/14/19
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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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