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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

HUJE in Amway Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, 2007

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


Afro Blue • Brass Ensemble • Concert Band

The Flutes of Howard University

Guitar Ensemble • Jazz Ensemble • Jazztet

Marching BandOpera Workshop

Chamber Orchestra • Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra 2014
2014 Symphony Orchestra


Percussion Ensemble • Piano Ensemble

SAASy • Saxophone Ensemble

String Quartet • Trombone Ensemble

University ChoirUniversity Chorale

A Whole Lotta Jazz Singers • Woodwind Ensemble

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2014 Concert Band


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 - PAUL SCHULTZ

Concert Band - KELVIN WASHINGTON

Flutes of Howard University - SAÏS KAMALIDIIN

Guitar Ensemble - GERRY KUNKEL

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 - PAUL SCHULTZ

University Choir - ERIC POOLE

University Chorale - ERIC POOLE

A Whole Lotta Jazz Singers - SHACARA ROGERS WEST


Ensemble Course Numbers & Descriptions

Undergraduate | Graduate

 

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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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