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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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OPERA WORKSHOP


Liana Valente, Coordinator of Classical Voice
Kehembe Eichelberger
Gregory Hopkins
Eric O. Poole

The HU Opera Workshop, under the direction of Dr. Liana Valente, is committed to teaching aspiring performers the musical and theatrical skills needed to be successful performers in the ever-evolving operatic world. Students learn by doing; they audition, rehearse and perform scenes and full operas each fall, sharing their love of music theater with their peers and members of the campus and DC community.

In the fall of 2017 HU students and faculty presented the premiere performance of scenes from the new opera Kinyamaswa. Based on the epic poem of the same title by Andreas Morgner and with a relentless and powerful score by composer Jay Vosk, the opera chronicles a group of refugees fleeing certain death in 1996 following the Rwandan civil war and genocide.

 
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Cast of Kinyamaswa L-R: Ezinne Elele, Nina St. Preux, Marty Austin Lamar,
Jay Vosk (composer), Javon Charles, Dr. Liana Valente (director),
AcNeal Williams, Kayla Lennon and Kristen Patrick.

The Opera Workshop will perform Seymour Barab’s A Game of Chance* in November 2018 in the Blackburn Art Gallery Lounge. Set in our current time, our production will follow three students as they navigate through life, wishing for ultimate happiness in the forms of money, fame, and love. What happens when their dreams come true? Come to performances on November 2 and 16 to find out!


*By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.


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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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